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  • Jorge Rodriguez


    I am a fan of the Plugin Inspector plugin. One of the things that I read on the site of our firewall provider was to check the code of our plugins one by one.

    This plugin helped me a lot to achive that faster. Whith these data I even could made a risk analisys of our plugins. That helped us decide to stop using a plugin that seemed too vulnerable compared to others. Later we found out it was cataloged as unsafe by JetPack, Accunetix and many others.

    Making a risk analysis is time consuming but worth it. That’s why I want to request the developers to consider this feature request:

    The idea is to present a risk score in the plugin list that would for example be calculated like this:

    Risk Score: Number of Low risk findings + 5* Number of Medium Risk Findings + 10* Number of High Risk Findings + 10* Number of Deprecated Findings

    That and a way to order the list based on the score, which would easily make it clear which one of your plugins you should start inspecting right away or look for alternatives.


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  • Plugin Author Gregory


    Thanks! That’s a interesting idea! I should implement it. Do not forget also that it’s a static code inspection and do not reveal all possible security flaws.

    Thread Starter Jorge Rodriguez


    Dear Gioni,

    Sorry for replaying so late. I hadn’t seen your reply yet.

    Lately, I have been trying a plugin called Risk List:

    It’s not yet very popular, and that is a pity, because it is very good.

    Imagine if one could implement your static code inspection analysis and then see a risk heat map of your own plugins. That would be just amazing. Wouldn’t you think?

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