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Open Source Fuzzing Tools

Fuzzing is often described as a “black box” software testing technique. It works by automatically feeding a program multiple input iterations in an attempt to trigger an internal error indicative of a bug, and potentially crash it. Such program errors and crashes are indicative of the existence of a security vulnerability, which can later be researched and fixed.Fuzz testing is now making a transition from a hacker-grown tool to a commercial-grade product. There are many different types of applications that can be fuzzed, many different ways they can be fuzzed, and a variety of different problems that can be uncovered. There are also problems that arise during fuzzing; when is enough enough? These issues and many others are fully explored.

Security professionals of all levels and IT professionals involved in the software development process.

Paperback, 210 Pages

Published: December 2007

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-59749-195-2


  • Introduction to Software Testing
    Introduction to Vulnerability Research
    Fuzzing, what's that?
    A Bit of History
    Basic Fuzzing Techniques
    Advanced Fuzzing Methodologies and Technologies
    Open Source Solutions
    Commercial Solutions
    Build Your Own Fuzzer
    Integration of Fuzzing in the Development Cycle
    Testing Third-party Software
    Certification and Regulation


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