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OWASP SonarQube Project

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OWASP SonarQube Project

OWASP Sonarqube Project is intended to track the implementation in SonarQube langauge plugins of security rules, like those in the OWASP Top10, ASVS, PCI-DSS, ISO 27034ASC, &etc.

Introduction to SonarQube

SonarQube is an open platform for managing code quality. As such, it covers the 7 axes of code quality:


More than 20 programming languages are covered through plugins, including: Java, C#, C/C++, PL/SQL, Cobol, ABAP, …


Deliver a set of rules marked with relevant tags (E.G. owasp-top10, cwe, sans-top25) to make adoption of security rules as painless as possible.


OWASP SonarQube Project is free to use. It is licensed under the [ttp:// Apache 2.0 license], so you can copy, distribute and transmit the work, and you can adapt it, and use it commercially, but all provided that you attribute the work and if you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

News and Events

November 2014

We've added an "owasp-top10" tag to existing rules, mainly in the FindBugs plugins.

October 2014

We've mapped the existing SonarQube rule specifications to CWE.

Project Leader

Sebastien Gioria

Freddy Mallet

G. Ann Campbell

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SonarQube rating on Open HUB

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How do I use the owasp-top10 tag?
Perform a rule search for tag=owasp-top10. If you have the proper permissions, you can use the bulk change options to activate the results in your profiles.

How to help ?
Give us your expertise on some langage, or ability to test on some real project our rules, or more...
Will you plan other langage ?
Yes, contact us if you want to know more. And perhaps give us some feedback one some real projects....

Sponsors :

Advens  ; French Experts on application security

SonarSource ; Founder and maintainer of SonarQube


SonarQube is developed by a worldwide team of volunteers. The primary contributors to date have been:

As of June 2014, the priorities are:

First deliver on Java langage :

  • Deliver tags mapping Cert Secure Coding and ISO 27034 ASC for the end of 2014
  • Deliver for 2015 rule tags mapping PCI-DSS requirements with the standard rules of SonarQube.
  • Deliver for 2015 rule tags mapping OWASP ASVS level (1,2,3,4).

Involvement in the development and promotion of SonarQube is actively encouraged! You do not have to be a security expert in order to contribute.

What does this OWASP project offer you?
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what is this project?
Name: OWASP SonarQube Project
Purpose: The OWASP SonarQube project aims to provide open source SAST using the existing open source solutions. SonarQube is one of the world’s most popular continuous code quality tools and it's actively used by many developers and companies.

This project aims to enable more security functionalities to SonarQube and use it as an SAST. This project will use open source sonar plugins, rules, as well as other open source plugins especially FindSecBugs and its security rules. FindSecBugs enables the taint analysis.

License: LGPL v3
who is working on this project?
Project Leader(s):
  • Vinod Anandan @
how can you learn more?
Project Pamphlet: Not Yet Created
Project Presentation:
Mailing list: [[email protected] Mailing List Archives]
Project Roadmap: Not Yet Created
Key Contacts
  • Contact Vinod Anandan @ to contribute to this project
  • Contact Vinod Anandan @ to review or sponsor this project
current release
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