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Security Testing of Web Browsers

Authors: Pekka Pietikäinen, Aki Helin, Rauli Puuperä, Jarmo Luomala, Atte Kettunen, Juha Röning

Category: Research article

Keywords: Web browser, security testing, vulnerability testing

Abstract: Web browsers have an enormous install base and vulnerabilities in them can result in wide-spread infections. In this paper we describe efforts made in 2010-2011 to systematically test for vulnerabilities in web browsers. The work was done with Radamsa, a black-box fuzzer that automatically generates test cases based on samples. Approximately 60 bugs were found in widely used browsers, about half of which had potential security impact.

Permanent link to this page: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe201309185985

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