[erlang-questions] [ANN] PEST - Primitive Erlang Security Tool

Garry Hodgson <>
Mon Oct 31 21:48:13 CET 2016


Looks interesting. Will definitely look into this.
Thanks!

On 10/29/16 7:40 PM, Michael Truog wrote:
> People have asked in the past about security tools for Erlang (not 
> just in the recent thread 
> http://erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/2016-October/090704.html), 
> so I decided to create a basic security scanning tool as an escript at 
> https://github.com/okeuday/pest/#readme.  Please contribute by adding 
> security problems into the list (at 
> https://github.com/okeuday/pest/blob/3b63e573daa458c68f23a717a4c2168a2e430da3/pest.erl#L122-L185).
>
> The tool was developed with Erlang/OTP 19.1, so you may run into 
> problems with Erlang/OTP versions < 18.x (and I haven't tested with 
> 18.x, but if you find problems, please file an issue or send a pull 
> request).  The pest.erl escript is also sort of neat, since it can 
> function as an Erlang module, except for the first line ("#!...") 
> which is required by the shell's exec (a bug is filed about this at 
> https://bugs.erlang.org/browse/ERL-289).
>
> Best Regards,
> Michael
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