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CERT releases Dranzer, a new tool to reduce ActiveX vulnerabilities

CERT releases Dranzer, a new tool to reduce ActiveX vulnerabilities

The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC announced the release of Dranzer, an open source tool that software developers can use to test code for certain kinds of ActiveX vulnerabilities before software products are released to the public.

Dranzer offers developers the ability to conduct simple, fast testing of ActiveX controls during the quality assurance phase. This testing allows the developers to identify and reduce vulnerabilities, such as buffer overflows.

The CERT/CC first began development of Dranzer in 2005. With the market proliferation of ActiveXíV a technology that allows online services to enhance the web browsing experience for end users íV the CERT/CC started using Dranzer to identify key ActiveX vulnerabilities.

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