Open Source Fuzzing ToolsBy
- Noam Rathaus
- Gadi Evron
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
- 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
Build Your Own Fuzzer
Integration of Fuzzing in the Development Cycle
Testing Third-party Software
Certification and Regulation