Detecting buffer overflow via automatic test input data generation

  title={Detecting buffer overflow via automatic test input data generation},
  author={Concettina Del Grosso and Giuliano Antoniol and Ettore Merlo and Philippe Galinier},
  journal={Computers & OR},
Buffer overflows cause serious problems in various categories of software systems. In critical systems, such as health-care, nuclear or aerospace software applications, a buffer overflow may cause severe threats to humans or severe economic losses. If they occur in network or security applications, they can be exploited to gain administrator privileges, perform system attacks, access unauthorized data, or misuse the system. This paper proposes a combination of genetic algorithms, linear… CONTINUE READING
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