TU Wien Informatics

Fuzz Testing and Beyond

  • By Claudia Vitt (edt.)
  • 2021-05-12
  • Security & Privacy

Thorsten Holz (University of Bochum) will provide an overview of his recent progress in randomized testing, where he already found hundreds of software bugs.

Fuzz Testing and Beyond

  • This event takes place online.
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Fuzz Testing and BeyondThorsten Holz (Ruhr-University Bochum)

In this talk, Thorsten Holz will provide an overview of his recent progress in randomized testing and present some of the methods he and his team have developed in the past years. These include fuzzing of OS kernels and hypervisors, grammar-based fuzzing of complex interpreters, and fuzz testing of stateful systems.

As part of this work, we have already found hundreds of software bugs, some of which are related to well-known programs and systems. In addition, he will also talk about a method to prevent fuzz testing and conclude with an outlook on open challenges that still need to be solved.

Online Event

Join our online lecture via Zoom here. 


About the Lecture Series

This year, the ViSP is launching the Distinguished Lecture Series with internationally renowned researchers from the field of Security & Privacy. They will be invited to give a lecture every month.   


About ViSP

ViSP, the Vienna Cybersecurity and Privacy Research Center, consists of researchers from IST Austria, TU Wien and Uni Wien. With these three institutes, Vienna offers an exceptional degree of excellence for research in the area of Security and Privacy. The mission of ViSP is to unlock the true potential of the location by fostering collaborations between different institutes in Vienna. This collaboration strives to do impactful research and advance state of the art, securing Vienna’s pioneer role in the research in Security and Privacy.