Open Source Fuzzing Tools

  • 2h 55m
  • Gadi Evron, et al.
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2007

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.

  • Learn How Fuzzing Finds Vulnerabilities
  • Eliminate buffer overflows, format strings and other potential flaws
  • Find Coverage of Available Fuzzing Tools
  • Complete coverage of open source and commercial tools and their uses
  • Build Your Own Fuzzer
  • Automate the process of vulnerability research by building your own tools
  • Understand How Fuzzing Works within the Development Process
  • Learn how fuzzing serves as a quality assurance tool for your own and third-party software

In this Book

  • Introduction to Vulnerability Research
  • Fuzzing—What's That?
  • Building a Fuzzing Environment
  • Open Source Fuzzing Tools
  • Commercial Fuzzing Solutions
  • Build Your Own Fuzzer
  • Integration of Fuzzing in the Development Cycle
  • Standardization and Certification
  • What Is a File?
  • Code Coverage and Fuzzing


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