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Change Logs

* Wed Sep 01 2021 Michael Vetter <>
- Update to 2.0.19:
  * Don't require output filename to be escaped
  * Make minor improvements (#54)
  * print warning messages to stderr (#58)
  * changes to github actions
* Fri Jun 25 2021 Michael Vetter <>
- Update to 2.0.18:
  * Fix Sarif output relationship target id format.
* Mon Jun 07 2021 Michael Vetter <>
- Update to 2.0.17:
  * Fix the distributed tarball, which didn't include the
    key source file due to the earlier file restructure.
  * Minor code style fix, which simplifies the code slightly.
  * Update date in manual page to 2021. That's important because
    the documentation now includes information on `--sarif`.
* Tue Jun 01 2021 Michael Vetter <>
- Update to 2.0.16:
  * The distributed source file is now, not flawfinder.
    This is part of a change that improves
    improve cross-platform ease-of-use by using entry_points.
    That said, "make install" will still
    install it as "flawfinder" (so those who install it via
    "make install" will see no change).
  * Added support for generating SARIF output, use --sarif.
  * Track curly brace level to reduce some problems, my thanks to
  * Improved handling of Git patch format
* Tue Jan 12 2021 Michael Vetter <>
- Update to 2.0.15:
  * Fixed some release problems in 2.0.14. (#30)
  * Improved handling of LoadLibraryEx; flawfinderr no longer complains
    about certain constructs that are known to be safe (eliminating
    some false positives).
* Mon Jan 11 2021 Michael Vetter <>
- Update to 2.0.14:
  * If there are >0 hits, tell users how to ignore them as part of the
    tool output.
  * Various Windows improvments.
    Ignore LoadLibraryEx if its third parameter is
    LOAD_LIBRARY_SEARCH_SYSTEM32, as this is safe, and
    remove the rule for InitialCriticalSection
    (this is no longer a vulnerability on current widely-used versions
    of Windows)
  * Various C++ improvements.  Add .hpp support for C++,
    ignore "system::" to reduce false positives,
    treat ' as digit separator when file extension is a C++ file
    (for C++14).
  * I had some release problems; this is identified as 2.0.14
    (skipping a few minor numbers) to ensure that the version
    number uniquely identifies a specific release.
Version: 2.0.11-bp152.1.10
* Tue Feb 18 2020 Michael Vetter <>
- Update to 2.0.11:
  * Provide a much more detailed error report, including recommended
    solutions, when character encoding problems hit.
    As Python3 has slowly gained in popularity, its failure to provide
    useful built-ins to handle real-world character encoding problems
    hurts more people. (E.g., many files don't comply with *any*
    character set encoding standard, and Python3 can't read them
    without enabling options that are wrong for others.)
    We can at least provide much more detailed feedback to help
    explain the various options available.
* Thu Sep 05 2019
- Use python3
* Thu Sep 05 2019 Jan Engelhardt <>
- Use noun phrase in summary. Drop metadata redundancies from
* Wed Sep 04 2019
- Update to 2.0.10:
  * Use binary mode when reading a diffhitlist.
  * Fix a serious defect in --diffhitlist option and added a
    unit test
  * Don't warn if memcpy call includes sizeof(first arg).
  * Bugfix (banned function _ftcsat should be _ftcscat).
  * Documentation tweaks. Make it clear that GitHub issues and
  pull requests are supported, and use ~~~~ in markdown
  to ease copy-and-paste from documentation.
* Fri Jan 18 2019
- Update to 2.0.7:
  * Incorporate many small improvements from nickthetait
  * Fix a number of bugs reported by philipp
  * Update URLs for ->
- Highlights from older versions:
  * add detection of crypt_r function
  * add detection of errant equal, mismatch, and is_permutation
  * update CWE, risk, and discussion for C++14 STL functions
  * Always report hit counts correctly, even if ignored using -m
  * Switch from distutils to setuptools
  * Flawfinder can now run on either Python 2.7 or 3
  * Change version numbers to use Semantic Versioning (x.y.z)
  * Add support for generating CSV (comma-separated value) format,
  to make this tool easier to integrate into larger toolsuites.
* Thu Feb 19 2015
- New version 1.31