Coverity Scan In The News

July 29, 2015 - Synopsys, Inc.
Coverity Scan Open Source Report Shows Commercial Code Is More Compliant to Security Standards than Open Source Code
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) today announced the release of its annual Coverity Scan® Open Source Report which details analysis of source code through the Coverity Scan service and commercial usage of the Synopsys Coverity® Software Testing Platform.
December 10, 2014 - Synopsys, Inc.
Coverity Scan Report Shows Big Data Projects Reducing Defects to Take on Internet of Things
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), today announced its latest Coverity Scan® Project Spotlight report, which analyzed the defects in big data projects detected by the Coverity Scan open source software scanning service.
October 15, 2014 - Coverity
Coverity Releases Security Spotlight Report on Critical Security Defects in Open Source Projects
Coverity, Inc., today announced the release of its latest Coverity Scan Project Spotlight, which analyzed the security defects detected by its open source software scanning service.
September 26, 2014 - InfoWorld
LibreOffice's superlow defect rate puts proprietary software to shame
LibreOffice code is among the cleanest you'll find, with one-tenth the defect density of the average proprietary code base for similar-scale apps.
September 15, 2014 - Coverity
LibreOffice Makes Strides in Software Quality with Coverity Scan
The LibreOffice team analyzed more than 9 million lines of code to find and fix more than 6,000 defects – including high- and medium-impact defects like null pointer dereferences, resource leaks and error handling issues.
August 13, 2014 - Dave Jones
The first year of Coverity Linux kernel scans
Newer issues when they are getting introduced, are getting jumped on faster than before. Many developers have signed up for accounts and are looking over their subsystems each release, which is great.
July 28, 2014 - Stefan Behnel
Running coverty scan on lxml/Cython
When run against the CPython code base for the first time, Coverty Scan found several actual bugs and even security issues.
April 25, 2014 - Coverity
Coverity Releases Platform Update for OpenSSL ‘Heartbleed’ Defect
Coverity announced it has updated the Coverity Development Testing Platform to enable developers to find and fix the OpenSSL ‘Heartbleed’ defect in software applications.
April 15, 2014 - Coverity
Coverity Scan Report Finds Open Source Software Quality Outpaces Proprietary Code For the First Time
Coverity Opens Up Access to Free Development Testing Service, Allows Anyone Interested in Open Source Software Quality to View Projects
April 9, 2014 - Coverity
Finalist for Best Open Source Innovation
Coverity Named SIIA Software CODiE Award Finalist for Best Open Source Innovation
February 3, 2014 - Coverity
New Levels of Open Source Software Quality with GitHub and Travis CI Integrations
Coverity Named SIIA Software CODiE Award Finalist for Best Open Source Innovation
December 12, 2013 - Coverity
Ptolemy II Leverages Coverity Scan to Highlight the Importance of Software Quality
Coverity Enables New Levels of Open Source Software Quality with GitHub and Travis CI Integrations
November 14, 2013 - Coverity
LibreOffice Improves Software Quality with Coverity Scan
Free Development Testing Service for Open Source Projects Enables Higher Software Quality and Reliability
September 19, 2013 - Coverity
Coverity Enables Java-based ANTLR to Find and Fix Critical, Open Source Software Defects
Coverity Scan Service Identifies More than 20 Defects in ANTLR Within First 3 Weeks
August 29, 2013 - Coverity
Coverity Finds Python Sets New Level of Quality for Open Source Software
Coverity Scan Service Enables Near Perfect Code Quality for Python with .005 Defect Density
July 26, 2013 - Python
Coverity Scan and Python
Coverity is really great and its web GUI is fun to use, too. I was able to identify and fix resource leaks, NULL pointer issues, buffer overflows and missing checks all over the place.
July 3, 2013 - fwknop blog
Coverity Static Analysis and Open Source Software
The bottom line is that Coverity has an excellent static analysis product, and if you run or contribute to an open source project written in C/C++, you should be using Coverity Scan. It will likely find bugs that can certainly have security implications in your code.
July 2, 2013 - Coverity
Monthly Spotlight Series for Coverity Scan Open Source Projects
Coverity, Inc., the leader in development testing, today announced that Coverity will create and release a new series of Coverity Scan Project Spotlights, beginning with the popular Samba project
July 1, 2013 - Development Testing Blog
Samba: Adventures In Extreme Unit Testing
Our first spotlight features Samba, a long time participant in the Coverity Scan service and practitioner of extreme unit testing–which they fondly refer to as "torture testing."
June 11, 2013 - PowerDNS blog
Automated Coverity security scanning of PowerDNS Projects
We’ve run our code through Coverity Scan, and as a result, we’ve been alerted to potential future security issues within our products. We are grateful to Coverity for this fine service
May 7, 2013 - Coverity
Annual Coverity Scan Report Finds Open Source and Proprietary Software Quality Better than Industry Average for Second Consecutive Year
Fifth Annual Report Details the Analysis of More Than 450 Million Lines of Open Source and Proprietary Software Code
May 7, 2013 - InfoQ
How to Get a Low Defect Density
This article contains the testimonies of several project leaders detailing the process used to achieve a low Coverity Scan defect density
May 7, 2013 - readwrite
Study: Open Source Delivers Superior Quality... Up To A Point
For years open source and proprietary software camps have fought over which model produces better software. According to Coverity's annual Scan report, released today, both sides are right. And wrong. Depending on how big the code base is.
April 28, 2013 - The Document Foundation Blog
LibreOffice Happy To Work With Coverity Scan Results
Coverity is a project that runs all kind of automated code checks, discovering typical but often hidden programming errors. Memory leaks, but also errors that may cause little, not so often encountered errors for the users. The reports from Coverity are a valuable contribution to - among others - the LibreOffice development process.
April 8, 2013 - #ifdef linux
#ifdef linux: Coverity static analysis for C, C++ and Java code
Coverity performs very deep analysis and its results may well surprise you... but rather that than unexpected surprises for your users.
March 9, 2013 - Jim's Blog
POV-Ray Benefits from Static Software Analysis
I'm pretty excited about the results, and have no doubt that Coverity is adding value to our project.
December 1, 2012 - Phoronix
Coverity Uncovers More Problems In Mesa
A handful of memory-related issues were plugged up yesterday in Mesa thanks to the Coverity static code analysis tools. Coverity scans in the past have found dozens of problems in Mesa and hundreds of other free software projects.
August 23, 2012 - The H
Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 adds languages, stability and performance
Apache OpenOffice, while still incubating at the Apache Software Foundation, has been updated by the developers to add new languages, improve stability and enhance performance. From version 3.4.1 onwards, the OpenOffice developers are making use of static analysis of the source code provided by Coverity, which will assist them in detecting bugs.
August 1, 2012 - InfoSecurity
16 code defects uncovered for open source code bases
Software testing firm Coverity has uncovered 16 code defects, similar to a defect recently found in the MySQL database server, in nine different open source code bases, including Nmap, OpenBabble, and Ncbi-tools.
March 22, 2012 - Formtek
Open Source: OS Quality Often Trumps Proprietary Alternatives
A decade ago most enterprises avoided Open Source software, but things have changed. Right now Open Source use at enterprises stands at higher than 75 percent, and Gartner predicts that in just five years that 99 percent of enterprises will have adopted some amount of Open Source software
March 6, 2012 - InfoQ
Coverity: Open Source Code Has Fewer Defects than Commercial One
February 24, 2012 - SD Times
Study shows open-source code more bug-free than proprietary
February 24, 2012 - IT World
Report: Open source code matches proprietary code in quality
February 24, 2012 - InfoWorld
Report: Open source tops proprietary code in quality
February 23, 2012 - Coverity
Open Source Code Quality On Par with Proprietary Code in 2011 Coverity Scan Report
February 23, 2012 - Linux Today
Open Source Code Is As Good As Proprietary, Says Coverity
February 23, 2012 - Experts Exchange
REPORT: Open Source Software on Par With Proprietary Code Software
February 23, 2012 - TechCrunch
With Many Eyeballs, All Bugs Are Shallow
February 23, 2012 - webdev360
Q&A: Coverity's Zack Samocha on open source code quality
February 23, 2012 - CIO
Actually, Open Source Code is Better Report
February 23, 2012 - PCWorld
Actually, Open Source Code Is Better Report