Fuzzinator: Random Testing Framework
Fuzzinator is a fuzzing framework that helps you to automate tasks usually needed during a fuzz session:
- run your favorite test generator and feed the test cases to the software-under-test,
- catch and save the unique issues,
- reduce the failing test cases,
- ease the reporting of issues in bug trackers (e.g., Bugzilla or GitHub),
- regularly update SUTs if needed, and
- schedule multiple SUTs and generators without overloading your workstation.
All the above features are fully customizable either by writing a simple config file or by implementing Python snippets to cover special needs. Check out some slides about Fuzzinator for a general overview, or see the Tutorial for a detailed walk-through. There is also a repository collecting configurations for various real-life SUTs and fuzzers.
To help tracking the progress of the fuzzing, Fuzzinator provides three interfaces:
- an interactive Web UI (WUI) (supported on all platforms) that gives a continuously updated overview about the currently running tasks, statistics about the efficacy of the test generators, and the found issues (and also supports reporting them);
- an interactive Text UI (TUI) (supported on Linux and Mac OS X only) that supports the same functionality as the WUI, but as a retro-style console interface; and
- a dump-mode (supported on every platform) that displays the news on line-based consoles.
- Python >= 3.7
- MongoDB >= 3.6 (either local installation or access to remote database)
- Java SE >= 7 JRE or JDK (optional, required if the Picireny test case reducer is used)
To install the latest release of Fuzzinator from PyPI, use pip:
pip install fuzzinator
Alternatively, for the development version, clone the project and perform a local install:
pip install .
A common form of Fuzzinator's usage:
fuzzinator --wui <path/to/the/config.ini>
Fuzzinator was tested on:
- Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 / 16.04 / 18.04 / 20.04)
- OS X / macOS (10.11 / 10.12 / 10.13 / 10.14 / 10.15 / 11)
- Windows (Server 2012 R2 / Server version 1809 / Windows 10)
Acknowledgement and Citations
The authors are immensely grateful to Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz for the continuous inspiration.
Background on Fuzzinator is published in:
- Renata Hodovan and Akos Kiss. Fuzzinator: An Open-Source Modular Random Testing Framework. In Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2018), pages 416-421, Vasteras, Sweden, April 2018. IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICST.2018.00050
Copyright and Licensing
Licensed under the BSD 3-Clause License.