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Name of Your Organization:

LDRA

Web Site:

http://www.ldra.com/

Adopting Capability:

TBVision

Capability home page:

www.ldra.com/en/testbed-tbvision

General Capability Questions

Product Accessibility <CR_2.4>

Provide a short description of how and where your capability is made available to your customers and the public (required):

TBvision and LDRA Testbed are both available to licensed customers from the LDRA licensing ftp site. Please contact licensing@ldra.com for a download link.

Mapping Questions

Map Currency Indication <CR_6.1>

Describe how and where your capability indicates the most recent CWE content used to create or update its mappings (required):

TBvision and LDRA Testbed contain a data file – cpen.dat – which contain mapping between LDRA rules and CWE mappings. These are used to generate compliance databases – such as cwe_compliance.xml. In this document the version information of the CWE used to generate specific mapping is provided.

Map Currency Update Approach <CR_6.2>

Indicate how often you plan on updating the mappings to reflect the current CWE content and describe your approach to keeping reasonably current with the CWE content when mapping them to your repository (recommended):

LDRA updates TBvision and LDRA Testbed on a quarterly basis and on this basis provides an evaluation of whether any new CWE rules should be pulled into the product and whether they map to existing rules or whether new rules should be created to better characterize the violations.

MAP CURRENCY UPDATE TIME <CR_6.3>

Describe how and where you explain to your customers the timeframe they should expect an update of your capability’s mappings to reflect newly available CWE content (required):

LDRA sends update links and updated release notes – including new mapping information – on a quarterly basis to registered customers.

Documentation Questions

CWE AND COMPATIBILITY DOCUMENTATION <CR_5.1>

Provide a copy, or directions to its location, of where your documentation describes CWE and CWE compatibility for your customers (required):

This is found in the standards information folder that is shipped with the product.

DOCUMENTATION OF FINDING ELEMENTS USING CWE IDENTIFIERS <CR_5.2>

Provide a copy, or directions to its location, of where your documentation describes the specific details of how your customers can use CWE identifiers to find the individual security elements within your capability’s repository (required):

Filters are used within the shipped products.

DOCUMENTATION OF FINDING CWE IDENTIFIERS USING ELEMENTS <CR_5.3>

Provide a copy, or directions to its location, of where your documentation describes the process a user would follow to find the CWE identifiers associated with individual security elements within your capability’s repository (required):

This is on the compliance matrix, which are published on the LDRA website. www.ldra.com/en/software-quality-test-tools/group/by-coding-standard/cwe 

DOCUMENTATION INDEXING OF CWE-RELATED MATERIAL <CR_5.4>

If your documentation includes an index, provide a copy of the items and resources that you have listed under "CWE" in your index. Alternately, provide directions to where these "CWE" items are posted on your web site (recommended):

This is on the compliance matrix, which are published on the LDRA website. www.ldra.com/en/software-quality-test-tools/group/by-coding-standard/cwe 

Type-Specific Capability Questions

Tool Questions

FINDING TASKS USING CWE IDENTIFIERS <CR_A.2.1>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how a user can locate tasks in the tool by looking for their associated CWE identifier (required):

In the TBvision manual there is a section on "Further Code Review Filtering". CWE identifiers are fully supported as filtering terms and users can type in the CWE identifier – such as CWE 736 to find tasks in the tool from their CWE identifier.

CVE and Compatibility Documentation

FINDING CWE IDENTIFIERS USING ELEMENTS IN REPORTS <CR_A.2.2>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how, for reports that identify individual security elements, the tool allows the user to determine the associated CWE identifier for the individual security elements in the report (required):

Similarly CWE numbers do show up in LDRA code review reports.

CVE and Compatibility Documentation

GETTING A LIST OF CLAIMED CWE IDENTIFIER COVERAGE <CR_A.2.3>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how a user can obtain a listing of all of the CWE identifiers that the owner claims the tool is effective at locating in software (required):

This is located in the standards compliance documentation – in the tool installation under Standards_info\Compliance\Cwe_compliance.xml. These can be reviewed in raw XML format or can be presented in formatted form in Excel and outline exactly which CWE identifiers the tool claims compliance and how the rules are implemented. A screenshot is shown below.

CVE and Compatibility Documentation

USING CCR TO PROVIDE CLAIMED CWE IDENTIFIER COVERAGE <CR_A.2.4>

Give a detailed explanation of how a user can find the Coverage Claim Representation (CCR) XML document with all of the CWE Identifiers that the owner claims the tool is effective at locating in software (recommended):

N/A

GETTING A LIST OF CWE IDENTIFIERS ASSOCIATED WITH TASKS <CR_A.2.6>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how a user can obtain a listing of all of the CWE identifiers that are associated with the tool’s tasks (recommended):

See the answer to for list of tasks.

SELECTING TASKS WITH A LIST OF CWE IDENTIFIERS <CR_A.2.7>

Describe the steps and format that a user would use to select a set of tasks by providing a file with a list of CWE identifiers (recommended):

N/A

SELECTING TASKS USING INDIVIDUAL CWE IDENTIFIERS <CR_A.2.8>

Describe the steps that a user would follow to browse, select, and deselect a set of tasks for the tool by using individual CWE identifiers (recommended):

N/A

NON-SUPPORT NOTIFICATION FOR A REQUESTED CWE IDENTIFIER <CR_A.2.9>

Provide a description of how the tool notifies the user that a task associated with a selected CWE Identifier cannot be performed (recommended):

N/A

Service Questions

FINDING TASKS USING CWE IDENTIFIERS <CR_A.3.1>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how a user can locate tasks in the tool by looking for their associated CWE identifier (required):

By clicking on the CWE number in the graphical user interface or reports, the user can access both the coverage map, shown below, as well as specific examples to show exactly what is test for.

CVE and Compatibility Documentation

FINDING CWE IDENTIFIERS USING ELEMENTS IN REPORTS <CR_A.3.2>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how, for reports that identify individual security elements, the tool allows the user to determine the associated CWE identifier for the individual security elements in the report (required):

The top level reports show both CWE identifiers and individual security elements. This is also presented in the graphical user interfaces.

CVE and Compatibility Documentation

GETTING A LIST OF CLAIMED CWE IDENTIFIER COVERAGE <CR_A.3.3>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how a user can obtain a listing of all of the CWE identifiers that the owner claims the tool is effective at locating in software (required):

This is presented in the compliance reports in the tool installation under Standards_info\Compliance\Cwe_compliance.xml

CVE and Compatibility Documentation

GETTING A LIST OF CWE IDENTIFIERS ASSOCIATED WITH TASKS <CR_A.3.4>

Give a detailed explanation of how a user can find the Coverage Claim Representation (CCR) XML document with all of the CWE identifiers that the owner claims the service is effective at locating in software (recommended):

N/A

GETTING A LIST OF CWE IDENTIFIERS ASSOCIATED WITH TASKS <CR_A.3.6>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how a user can obtain a listing of all of the CWE identifiers that are associated with the tool’s tasks (recommended):

N/A

Online Capability Questions

FINDING ONLINE CAPABILITY TASKS USING CWE IDENTIFIERS <CR_A.4.1>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how a "find" or "search" function is available to the user to locate tasks in the online capability by looking for their associated CWE identifier or through an online mapping that links each element of the capability with its associated CWE identifier(s) (required):

LDRA does not provide an online capability to find or search by CWE identifiers. These capabilities are provided in report and graphical user interface – not via an online capability.

ONLINE CAPABILITY INTERFACE TEMPLATE USAGE <CR_A.4.1.1>

Provide a detailed description of how someone can use your "URL template" to interface to your capability’s search function (recommended):

Examples:

  • http://www.example.com/cgi-bin/db-search.cgi?cweid=XXX
  • http://www.example.com/cwe/xxx.html

N/A

ONLINE CAPABILITY CGI GET METHOD SUPPORT <CR_A.4.1.2>

If the URL template is for a CGI program, does it support the HTTP "GET" method? (recommended):

N/A

FINDING CWE IDENTIFIERS USING ONLINE CAPABILITY ELEMENTS <CR_A.4.2>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how, for reports that identify individual security elements, the online capability allows the user to determine the associated CWE Identifiers for the individual security elements in the report (required):

LDRA does not provide an online capability to find or search by CWE identifiers. These capabilities are provided in report and graphical user interface – not via an online capability.

GETTING A LIST OF CLAIMED CWE IDENTIFIER COVERAGE <CR_A.4.3>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how a user can obtain a listing of all of the CWE Identifiers that the owner claims the online capability’s repository covers (required):

LDRA does not provide an online capability to find or search by CWE identifiers. These capabilities are provided in report and graphical user interface – not via an online capability.

USING CCR TO PROVIDE CLAIMED CWE IDENTIFIER COVERAGE <CR_A.4.4>

Give a detailed explanation of how a user can find the Coverage Claim Representation (CCR) XML document with all of the CWE Identifiers that the owner claims the online capability’s repository covers (recommended):

N/A

ONLINE CAPABILITY ELEMENT TO CWE IDENTIFIER MAPPING <CR_A.4.5>

If details for individual security elements are not provided, give examples and explanations of how a user can obtain a mapping that links each element with its associated CWE Identifier(s), otherwise enter N/A (required):

N/A

Media Questions

ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT FORMAT INFO <B.3.1>

Provide details about the different electronic document formats that you provide and describe how they can be searched for specific CWE-related text (required):

In terms of compliance this is presented in terms of compliance reports in the tool installation under Standards_info\Compliance\Cwe_compliance.xml as shown below.

CVE and Compatibility Documentation

ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT LISTING OF CWE IDENTIFIERS <CR_B.3.2>

If one of the capability’s standard electronic documents only lists security elements by their short names or titles provide example documents that demonstrate how the associated CWE identifiers are listed for each individual security element (required):

Both short names and full text is provided as seen from the screenshot below.

CVE and Compatibility Documentation

ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT ELEMENT TO CWE IDENTIFIER <CR_B.3.3>

Provide example documents that demonstrate the mapping from the capability’s individual elements to the respective CWE identifier(s) (recommended):

N/A

Graphical User Interface (GUI) Questions

FINDING ELEMENTS USING CWE IDENTIFIERS THROUGH THE GUI <CR_B.4.1>

Give detailed examples and explanations of how the GUI provides a "find" or "search" function for the user to identify your capability’s elements by looking for their associated CWE identifier(s) (required):

As described in the answer to , the filter by CWE identifier as well as tasks.

GUI ELEMENT TO CWE IDENTIFIER MAPPING <CR_B.4.2>

Briefly describe how the associated CWE identifiers are listed for the individual security elements or discuss how the user can use the mapping between CWE identifiers and the capability’s elements, also describe the format of the mapping (required):

CWE identifiers and security element mapping is presented in a list. Users can double click on the list to get to the line of code.

CVE and Compatibility Documentation

GUI EXPORT ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT FORMAT INFO <CR_B.4.3>

Provide details about the different electronic document formats that you provide for exporting or accessing CWE-related data and describe how they can be searched for specific CWE-related text (recommended):

N/A

Questions for Signature

STATEMENT OF COMPATIBILITY <CR_2.11>

Have an authorized individual sign and date the following Compatibility Statement (required):

"As an authorized representative of my organization I agree that we will abide by all of the mandatory CWE Compatibility Requirements as well as all of the additional mandatory CWE Compatibility Requirements that are appropriate for our specific type of capability."

Name: Jay Thomas

Title: Technical Development Manager

STATEMENT OF ACCURACY <CR_3.4>

Have an authorized individual sign and date the following accuracy Statement (recommended):

"As an authorized representative of my organization I agree that we will abide by all of the mandatory CWE Compatibility Requirements as well as all of the additional mandatory CWE Compatibility Requirements that are appropriate for our specific type of capability."

Name: Jay Thomas

Title: Technical Development Manager

STATEMENT ON FALSE-POSITIVES AND FALSE-NEGATIVES <CR_B.2.10> and/or <CR_B.3.7>

FOR TOOLS AND SERVICES ONLY — Have an authorized individual sign and date the following statement about your tools efficiency in identification of security elements (required):

"As an authorized representative of my organization I agree that we will abide by all of the mandatory CWE Compatibility Requirements as well as all of the additional mandatory CWE Compatibility Requirements that are appropriate for our specific type of capability."

Name: Jay Thomas

Title: Technical Development Manager


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