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Fortify Software Security Content 2018 Update 2

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Fortify Software Security Research Release Announcement

Micro Focus Fortify Software Security Research
hoole@microfocus.com | 29 June 2018

Micro Focus Fortify 
Software Security Content
2018 Update 2

Fortify Software Security Research (SSR) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of updates to Fortify Secure Coding Rulepacks (English language, version 2018.2.0), Fortify WebInspect SecureBase (available via SmartUpdate), Fortify Application Defender, and Fortify Premium Content.
The Micro Focus Fortify Software Security Research team translates cutting-edge research into security intelligence that powers the Micro Focus Security Products Portfolio. Highlights in this Release Announcement include:

Micro Focus Fortify Secure Coding Rulepacks [SCA]
With this release, the Fortify Secure Coding Rulepacks detect 786 unique categories of vulnerabilities across 25 programming languages and span over 999,000 individual APIs. In summary, the release includes the following:

  • ASP.NET Core 2.0 support
  • JavaScript MySQL support
  • Improved support for JavaServer Faces (JSF)
  • Improved MongoDB support
  • Spring Data support
  • Spring Webflow support
  • Swift 4 support [i]
  • Java Path Manipulation: Zip Entry Overwrite improvements
  • DISA STIG 4.6 and DISA CCI correlation

Micro Focus Fortify SecureBase [Fortify WebInspect]
Fortify SecureBase combines checks for thousands of vulnerabilities with policies that guide users in the following updates available immediately via SmartUpdate:

Vulnerability support

  • Cross-Site Scripting
  • Directory Traversal
  • Insecure Deployment: Unpatched Application
  • Object Injection
  • Expression Language Injection: Spring
  • Insecure Transport: TLS_RSA
  • Privacy Violation: National ID Disclosure

Compliance report

  • DISA STIG 4.6 and DISA CCI correlation

Policy Updates

  • A policy customized to include checks relevant to DISA STIG 4.6 has been added to the existing list of supported policies in WebInspect SecureBase. 

Micro Focus Fortify Application Defender
Fortify Application Defender is a runtime application self-protection (RASP) solution that helps organizations manage and mitigate risk from homegrown or third-party applications. It provides centralized visibility into application use and abuse while protecting from software vulnerability exploits and other violations in real time. For this release, the Micro Focus Fortify Software Security Research team provides the following new rules:

  • NoSQL Injection: MongoDB for .NET

Micro Focus Fortify Premium Content
The research team builds, extends, and maintains a variety of resources outside our core security intelligence products.

DISA STIG 4.6 and DISA CCI reports

  • To accompany the new correlations, this release also contains a new report bundle with support for DISA STIG 4.6 and DISA CCI, which is available for download from the Fortify Customer Support Portal under Premium Content. 

Micro Focus Fortify Taxonomy: Software Security Errors

  • The Fortify Taxonomy site, containing descriptions for newly added category support, is available at https://vulncat.fortify.com.
  • Customers looking for the legacy site, with the last supported update, may obtain it from the Fortify Support Portal.

Details are available in the attached release letter along with specific feature requirements. We hope that you continue to find our products helpful and we welcome any feedback. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Contact Software Security Research
Alexander M. Hoole
Manager, Software Security Research
Micro Focus Fortify
hoole@microfocus.com+1 (650) 258-5916


Contact Fortify Technical Support
Micro Focus Fortify
https://softwaresupport.softwaregrp.com/ +1 (844) 260-7219

[i]. Translation and scanning of Swift 4 projects require Fortify SCA version 18.11 or above.

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