On the effectiveness of scheduling fuzz testing

Wei Jun Chen, Hsiao Rong Tyan, Shih-Kun Huang

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With the rapid development of software systems, exploiting software vulnerabilities to invade the system has largely increased. As a result, software security becomes vitally important. Since it is impossible to develop programs without bugs and it is inefficient to test program manually, we need a systematic software testing methods to verify if the software is with good quality. Black-box testing is a technique that can find bugs without the target program's source code, and normally copes with mutation fuzz testing. There are numerous fuzz testing tools freely available, but to find the maximum amount of unique bugs in limited interval of time is still a problem remained to be solved. In this paper we have used several scheduling algorithms to improve the fuzzer called FOE (Failure Observation Engine) to better improve the original fuzzing efficiency and produce maximum unique bugs in a given period of time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Systems and Applications - Proceedings of the International Computer Symposium, ICS 2014
EditorsWilliam Cheng-Chung Chu, Stephen Jenn-Hwa Yang, Han-Chieh Chao
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994831
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
EventInternational Computer Symposium, ICS 2014 - Taichung, Taiwan
Duration: 12 Dec 201414 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389


ConferenceInternational Computer Symposium, ICS 2014


  • Black-box testing
  • Computer Security
  • Fuzz testing
  • Software Security
  • Software testing


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