Binary software scanning is a process of analyzing binary files (also known as “binaries”) to identify vulnerabilities and other security issues. A binary file is a compiled version of a software program that can be executed on a computer. Binary software scanning is typically used to identify vulnerabilities in software that is being developed or deployed in an organization.
There are several tools and techniques that can be used to perform binary software scanning, including static analysis tools and dynamic analysis tools. Static analysis tools analyze the binary code of a software program without actually executing it, while dynamic analysis tools execute the binary code and monitor its behavior during runtime.
Binary software scanning is an important part of software development and deployment, as it helps to identify and fix vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by attackers. It is also used to ensure compliance with security standards and regulations.
In addition to scanning binary files for vulnerabilities, binary software scanning can also be used to identify other issues such as copyright violations, licensing issues, and code quality issues.