Accession Number:

ADA558209

Title:

Fuzzing: The State of the Art

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA)

Report Date:

2012-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

Fuzzing is an approach to software testing where the system being tested is bombarded with test cases generated by another program. The system is then monitored for any flaws exposed by the processing of this input. While the fundamental principles of fuzzing have not changed since the term was first coined, the complexity of the mechanisms used to drive the fuzzing process have undergone significant evolutionary advances. This paper is a survey of the history of fuzzing, which attempts to identify significant features of fuzzers and recent advances in their development, in order to discern the current state of the art in fuzzing technologies, and to extrapolate them into the future.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE