CodePhage Fixes Software Bugs With Patches from Different Programs
Christopher Files / 5 years ago
A whole new level can be explored of what could be achievable when both Science and Tech meet; this time around the geniuses at MIT have developed a way to fix bugs in source code by using a system to import functionally from other programs.
The system is called CodePhage and it functions by analysing an applications execution, by undertaking these procedures, it is able to characterize the types of security checks with which it performs. As a result of this, the system can import checks from applications written in programming languages which differs from that of the one in which the program it’s repairing was written.
Once the fix has been imported, CodePhage offers a further layer of analysis which guarantees that the bug has been repaired. If this was not impressive enough, this system was tested on seven common open-source programs which were identified as having bugs. CodePhage was able to patch the vulnerable code with the estimated time calculated between two and 10 minutes per repair.
The ability to borrow code from one application in order to fix another could be revolutionary and the time which it takes in testing is phenomenal. Further experimentation and development is required, but it’s certainly an impressive start which has the potential for real world applications which are wide.
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