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The following tables include the test configurations shipped in the [INSTALL]/configs/builtin directory.

Static Analysis

This group includes universal static analysis test configurations. See Compliance Packs for test configurations that enforce coding standards.

Built-in Test ConfigurationDescription
Effective C++Checks rules from Scott Meyers’ "Effective C++" book. These rules check the efficiency of C++ programs.
Effective STLChecks rules from Scott Meyers’ "Effective STL" book.
Find Duplicated CodeApplies static code analysis rules that report duplicate code. Duplicate code may indicate poor application design and lead to maintainability issues.
Find Unused CodeIncludes rules for identifying unused/dead code.
Flow Analysis StandardDetects complex runtime errors without requiring test cases or application execution. Defects detected include using uninitialized or invalid memory, null pointer dereferencing, array and buffer overflows, division by zero, memory and resource leaks, and dead code. This requires a special Flow Analysis license option.
Flow Analysis AggressiveIncludes rules for deep flow analysis of code. A significant amount of time may be required to run this configuration.
Flow Analysis FastIncludes rules for shallow depth of flow analysis, which limits the number of potentially acceptable defects from being reported.
Global AnalysisChecks the Global Static Analysis rules.
Metrics

Computes values for  several code metrics.

Modern C++ (11, 14 and 17)Checks rules that enforce best practices for modern C++ standards (C++11, C++14, C++17).
Recommended Rules

The default configuration of recommended rules. Covers most Severity 1 and Severity 2 rules. Includes rules in the Flow Analysis Fast configuration.

Sutter-AlexandrescuChecks rules based on the book "C++ Coding Standards," by Herb Sutter and Andrei Alexandrescu.
The Power of TenChecks rules based on Gerard J. Holzmann’s article "The Power of Ten - Rules for Developing Safety Critical Code."
http://spinroot.com/gerard/pdf/Power_of_Ten.pdf

Compliance Packs

Compliance Packs include test configurations tailored for particular compliance domains to help you enforce industry-specific compliance standards and practices. See Compliance Packs Rule Mapping for information how the standards are mapped to C/C++test's rules.

Displaying compliance results on DTP

Some test configurations in this category have a corresponding "Compliance" extension on DTP, which allows you to view your security compliance status, generate compliance reports, and monitor the progress towards your security compliance goals.  These test configurations require dedicated license features to be activated. Contact Parasoft Support for more details on Compliance Packs licensing.

See the "Extensions for DTP" section in the DTP documentation for the list of available extensions, requirements, and usage.

Aerospace Pack

Built-in Test ConfigurationDescription

Joint Strike Fighter

Checks rules that enforce the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program coding standards.

Automotive Pack

Built-in Test ConfigurationDescription
AUTOSAR C++14 Coding Guidelines

Checks rules that enforce the AUTOSAR C++ Coding Guidelines (Adaptive Platform, version 19.03).

(info) This test configuration is part of Parasoft Compliance Pack solution that allows you to monitor compliance with industry standards using the "Compliance" extensions on DTP. It requires dedicated license features to be activated. Contact your Parasoft representative for details.

HIS Source Code MetricsChecks metrics required by the Herstellerinitiative Software (HIS) group.
High Integrity C++Checks rules that enforce the High Integrity C++ Coding Standard.
MISRA C 1998Checks rules that enforce the MISRA C coding standards
MISRA C 2004Checks rules that enforce the MISRA C 2004 coding standard.
MISRA C 2012

Checks rules that enforce the MISRA C 2012 coding standard.

(info) This test configuration is part of Parasoft Compliance Pack solution that allows you to monitor compliance with industry standards using the "Compliance" extensions on DTP. It requires dedicated license features to be activated. Contact your Parasoft representative for details.

MISRA C++ 2008Checks rules that enforce the MISRA C++ 2008 coding standards.

Medical Devices Pack

Built-in Test ConfigurationDescription
Recommended Rules for FDA (C)Checks rules recommended for complying with the FDA General Principles for Software Validation (test configuration for the C language).
Recommended Rules for FDA (C++)Checks rules recommended for complying with the FDA General Principles for Software Validation (test configuration for the C++ language).

Security Pack

Built-in Test ConfigurationDescription

CWE Top 25 2019

Includes rules that find issues classified as Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors of the CWE standard.

(info) This test configuration is part of Parasoft Compliance Pack solution that allows you to monitor compliance with industry standards using the "Compliance" extensions on DTP.

CWE Top 25 2019 + On the Cusp

Includes rules that find issues classified as Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors of the CWE standard or included on the CWE Weaknesses On the Cusp list.

(info) This test configuration is part of Parasoft Compliance Pack solution that allows you to monitor compliance with industry standards using the "Compliance" extensions on DTP.

OWASP Top 10 2017

Includes rules that find issues identified in OWASP’s Top 10 standard

(info) This test configuration is part of Parasoft Compliance Pack solution that allows you to monitor compliance with industry standards using the "Compliance" extensions on DTP. It requires dedicated license features to be activated. Contact your Parasoft representative for details.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

Includes rules that find issues identified in PCI Data Security Standard

SEI CERT C GuidelinesChecks rules and recommendations for the SEI CERT C Coding Standard. This standard provides guidelines for secure coding. The goal is to facilitate the development of safe, reliable, and secure systems by, for example, eliminating undefined behaviors that can lead to undefined program behaviors and exploitable vulnerabilities.
SEI CERT C Rules

Checks rules for the SEI CERT C Coding Standard. This standard provides guidelines for secure coding. The goal is to facilitate the development of safe, reliable, and secure systems by, for example, eliminating undefined behaviors that can lead to undefined program behaviors and exploitable vulnerabilities.

(info) This test configuration is part of Parasoft Compliance Pack solution that allows you to monitor compliance with industry standards using the "Compliance" extensions on DTP. It requires dedicated license features to be activated. Contact your Parasoft representative for details.

SEI CERT C++ Rules

Checks rules for the SEI CERT C++ Coding Standard. This standard provides guidelines for secure coding. The goal is to facilitate the development of safe, reliable, and secure systems by, for example, eliminating undefined behaviors that can lead to undefined program behaviors and exploitable vulnerabilities.

(info) This test configuration is part of Parasoft Compliance Pack solution that allows you to monitor compliance with industry standards using the "Compliance" extensions on DTP. It requires dedicated license features to be activated. Contact your Parasoft representative for details.

Security RulesGeneral test configuration that finds security issues
UL 2900Includes rules that find issues identified in the UL-2900 standard.

Runtime Analysis

Built-in Test ConfigurationDescription
CoverageGenerates the code coverage report.
Unit TestingAnalyzes CppUnit or CppUTest test results collected with C/C++test's connector (see Integrating with CppUnit and CppUtest)

Compliance Packs Rule Mapping

This section includes rule mapping for the CWE standard. The mapping information for other standards is available in the PDF rule mapping files shipped with Compliance Packs.

CWE Top 25 Mapping

CWE ID

CWE Name

Parasoft rule ID(s)

CWE-119

Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

  • CWE-119-a
  • CWE-119-b
  • CWE-119-c
  • CWE-119-d
  • CWE-119-e
  • CWE-119-f
  • CWE-119-g
  • CWE-119-h
  • CWE-119-i
  • CWE-119-j

CWE-79

Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

N/A

CWE-20

Improper Input Validation

  • CWE-20-a
  • CWE-20-b
  • CWE-20-c
  • CWE-20-d
  • CWE-20-e
  • CWE-20-f
  • CWE-20-g
  • CWE-20-h
  • CWE-20-i
  • CWE-20-j

CWE-200

Information Exposure

  • CWE-200-a

CWE-125

Out-of-bounds Read

  • CWE-125-a
  • CWE-125-b
  • CWE-125-c
  • CWE-125-d

CWE-89

Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')

  • CWE-89-a

CWE-416

Use After Free

  • CWE-416-a
  • CWE-416-b
  • CWE-416-c

CWE-190

Integer Overflow or Wraparound

  • CWE-190-a
  • CWE-190-b
  • CWE-190-c
  • CWE-190-d
  • CWE-190-e
  • CWE-190-f
  • CWE-190-g

CWE-352

Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

N/A

CWE-22

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')

  • CWE-22-a

CWE-78

Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')

  • CWE-78-a

CWE-787

Out-of-bounds Write

  • CWE-787-a
  • CWE-787-b
  • CWE-787-c
  • CWE-787-d
  • CWE-787-e
  • CWE-787-f

CWE-287

Improper Authentication

  • CWE-287-a

CWE-476

NULL Pointer Dereference

  • CWE-476-a
  • CWE-476-b

CWE-732

Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource

  • CWE-732-a
  • CWE-732-b

CWE-434

Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type

N/A

CWE-611

Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

  • CWE-611-a

CWE-94

Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

N/A

CWE-798

Use of Hard-coded Credentials

  • CWE-798-a

CWE-400

Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

  • CWE-400-a

CWE-772

Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime

  • CWE-772-a
  • CWE-772-b

CWE-426

Untrusted Search Path

  • CWE-426-a

CWE-502

Deserialization of Untrusted Data

N/A

CWE-269

Improper Privilege Management

  • CWE-269-a
  • CWE-269-b

CWE-295

Improper Certificate Validation

N/A

CWE Weaknesses On the Cusp Mapping

CWE ID

CWE Name

Parasoft rule ID(s)

CWE-835

Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop')

  • CWE-835-a

CWE-522

Insufficiently Protected Credentials

N/A

CWE-704

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

  • CWE-704-a
  • CWE-704-b
  • CWE-704-c
  • CWE-704-d
  • CWE-704-e
  • CWE-704-f
  • CWE-704-g
  • CWE-704-h
  • CWE-704-i
  • CWE-704-j
  • CWE-704-k
  • CWE-704-l

CWE-362

Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition')

  • CWE-362-a
  • CWE-362-b
  • CWE-362-c
  • CWE-362-d
  • CWE-362-e

CWE-918

Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF)

N/A

CWE-415

Double Free

  • CWE-415-a

CWE-601

URL Redirection to Untrusted Site ('Open Redirect')

N/A

CWE-863

Incorrect Authorization

  • CWE-863-a

CWE-862

Missing Authorization

N/A

CWE-532

Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Log Files

  • CWE-532-a

CWE-306

Missing Authentication for Critical Function

N/A

CWE-384

Session Fixation

N/A

CWE-326

Inadequate Encryption Strength

  • CWE-326-a

CWE-770

Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling

  • CWE-770-a

CWE-617

Reachable Assertion

  • CWE-617-a

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