CAT.NET and our fiscal year end

At this point in time we are accepting recommendations, suggestions and new features.  However, we do not have any planned updates for the remainder of the fiscal year.  We are going through our FY12 planning and CAT.NET is on the list of requests for next year.  We will know by the end of June if…

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How To: Use CAT.NET 2.0 Beta

Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on the Information Security Tools Team responsible for testing CAT.NET. You can download the current Beta of CAT.NET 2.0 from https://connect.microsoft.com/site734/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=26086&wa=wsignin1.0 * You must have Visual studio 2010 Beta 2 for this tool to work. There are known issues if you have previous issues installed so please…

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How To: Use CAT.NET V2.0 Beta

Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on the Information Security Tools Team responsible for testing CAT.NET. You can download the current Beta of CAT.NET 2.0 from https://connect.microsoft.com/site734/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=26086&wa=wsignin1.0 * You must have Visual studio 2010 Beta 2 for this tool to work. There are known issues if you have previous issues installed so please…

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CAT.NET 2.0 - Beta

Mark Curphey here… Please to announce a beta of the upcoming CAT.NET 2.0. This beta program will last for approximately 1 month.  The final released version is scheduled to release shortly after VS 2010 RTM.   The goal of this beta program is to garner feedback from the user community.   Please send all feedback to ist-cat@microsoft.com. …

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What’s happening with CAT.NET 2.0?

RV here… Our pre alpha release included a command line tool showcasing newer version of CAT.NET based on tainted data flow analysis engine using Phoenix compiler infrastructure. It also included a configuration analysis engine which was capable of identifying insecure configuration in .config files. We are actively working on the potential beta release of CAT.NET…

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How To: Use CAT.NET V2.0 CTP

Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on the Information Security Tools team responsible for testing CAT.NET v2.0. As the installer name suggests CATNETV20CMD, CAT.NET V2.0 CTP is command line version only. CAT.NET v2.0 CTP analyses assemblies for vulnerabilities and configuration files for misconfigurations. You can open the rules files present at C:\Program files\Microsoft…

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The CAT.NET 2.0 Configuration Analysis Engine

Maqbool Malik here… One of the most significant update to CAT.NET in v2.0 is the addition of a configuration engine. The goal of the engine is to identify insecure configuration at all layers of the application (configuration files, code level configuration, etc.) which should be remediated prior to deployment on a production environment. The engine…

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How to Run CAT.NET 2.0 CTP

RV here… With the new build of CAT.NET available on connect.microsoft.com you must have noticed that the new version includes only a command line tool. We we will be releasing the Visual Studio rules as part of Beta1 release. So lets look at how we can use the command line version to analyze binaries and…

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Web Application Configuration Analyzer – WACA CTP Release Coming Soon

RV here… Last year we developed an internal tool to review servers for security configuration issues. Microsoft offers several enterprise options for doing this such as Systems Center Configuration Manager but the requirements were for a lightweight stand-alone tool focused towards developers and testers who often developed in an unmanaged environment. The tools needed to…

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Implementation Ideas for the CAT.NET 2.0 Tainted Variable Analysis Algorithm

Andreas Fuchsberger here….. Within the Information Security Tools Group we are now really getting into a redesign of our popular Code Analysis Tool for .NET (CAT.NET). One of the biggest challenges we have is to redesign the engine so that it no longer suffers from an out of memory condition when analyzing large binaries. To…

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