T-Fuzz: Model-based fuzzing for robustness testing of telecommunication protocols
Paper i proceeding, 2014

Telecommunication networks are crucial in today's society since critical socio-economical and governmental functions depend upon them. High availability requirements, such as the 'five nines' uptime availability, permeate the development of telecommunication applications from their design to their deployment. In this context, robustness testing plays a fundamental role in software quality assurance. We present T-Fuzz - a novel fuzzing framework that integrates with existing conformance testing environment. Automated model extraction of telecommunication protocols is provided to enable better code testing coverage. The T-Fuzz prototype has been fully implemented and tested on the implementation of a common LTE protocol within existing testing facilities. We provide an evaluation of our framework from both a technical and a qualitative point of view based on feedback from key testers. T-Fuzz has shown to enhance the existing development already in place by finding previously unseen unexpected behaviour in the system. Furthermore, according to the testers, T-Fuzz is easy to use and would likely result in time savings as well as more robust code. © 2014 IEEE.

TTCN-3

telecom

fuzzing

robustness testing

protocol

Författare

W. Johansson

Ericsson Sweden

M.A. Svensson

Ericsson Sweden

Ulf Larson

Ericsson Sweden

Magnus Almgren

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Nätverk och system

Vincenzo Massimiliano Gulisano

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Nätverk och system

Proceedings - IEEE 7th International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation, ICST 2014

323-332

Ämneskategorier

Telekommunikation

DOI

10.1109/ICST.2014.45

ISBN

978-0-7695-5185-2