Open Source Fuzzing Tools by Noam RathausOpen Source Fuzzing Tools by Noam Rathaus

Open Source Fuzzing Tools

byNoam Rathaus, Gadi EvronEditorNoam Rathaus

Paperback | December 14, 2007

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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.

  • Fuzzing is a fast-growing field with increasing commercial interest (7 vendors unveiled fuzzing products last year).
  • Vendors today are looking for solutions to the ever increasing threat of vulnerabilities. Fuzzing looks for these vulnerabilities automatically, before they are known, and eliminates them before release.
  • Software developers face an increasing demand to produce secure applications---and they are looking for any information to help them do that.
Noam Rathaus is the co-founder and CTO of Beyond Security, a company specializing in the development of enterprise-wide security assessment technologies, vulnerability assessment-based SOCs (security operation centers) and related products. He holds an electrical engineering degree from Ben Gurion University, and has been checking the ...
Title:Open Source Fuzzing ToolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 14, 2007Publisher:Syngress PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1597491950

ISBN - 13:9781597491952

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Table of Contents

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