The Cert C Coding Standard 2nd ed (Addison Wesley)
Friday, 20 June 2014

The subtitle of this book is "98 Rules for Developing Safe, Reliable, and Secure Systems". In this second edition Robert C. Seacord documents the second official release of the CERT standard for secure coding in C. The rules he presents will help ensure that programmers’ code fully complies with the new C11 standard; it also addresses earlier versions, including C99.

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Author: Robert C. Seacord
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Date: April 14, 2014
Pages: 576
ISBN: 978-0321984043

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Robert Seacord is also the author of Secure Coding in C and C++  (Addison Wesley, 2nd Edition), In his review Mike James said:

This book is an attempt to make C/C++ programmers more aware of just how vulnerable their code is. Most of the exploits are at the C level because its more direct approach to memory use. C++ is often put forward as the way of solving the problems because it packages the way memory is accessed in a way that makes it safer - as long as you stick to the rules.

Giving it a rating of 4.5 (out of 5) he concluded:

This is a very good book and highly recommended as long as you mostly want to know about flaws that arise in C. It doesn't really cover the security implications of working in C++ without dropping down to write some pure C.

 

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