The Owasp Code Review Top 9

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OWASP Code Review Guide Table of Contents


In this section, we will try to organize the most critical security flaws you can find during a code review in order to have a finite set of categories to evaluate the whole code review process.

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The 7 flaw categories

In term of source code security, source code vulnerabilities can be managed in million of ways.

Source code vulnerabilities must reflect Owasp Top 10 recommendations. Applications are made of source so, in some way source code flaws can be re conducted to flaws in application.

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Here you can find the seventh source code flaw categories:

  • Input validation
  • Source code design
  • Information leakage and improper error handling
  • Direct object reference
  • Resource usage
  • API usage
  • Best practices violation