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

Michael Truog mjtruog@REDACTED
Sun Oct 30 01:40:28 CEST 2016

People have asked in the past about security tools for Erlang (not just 
in the recent thread 
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 

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 

Best Regards,

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