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Design and Implement a subsystem of a Fuzz test solution for security vulnerability testing

Internship
AdaCore
Bristol or Yeovil, UK

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Design and Implement a subsystem of a Fuzz test solution for security vulnerability testing

 

Context:

Fuzz testing is a collective term covering several approaches to random input testing for exposing software security vulnerabilities. It is made up of a wide range of software testing techniques and is an area of computer science that is actively being researched and developed in academia and industry. AdaCore is working on the development of a fuzz testing capability to target vulnerabilities within software applications written in all versions of Ada.

 

Goal:

The scope of this internship is to provide an enhancement to the existing AdaCore fuzz-testing capability. This will be in the form of the design and implementation of a solution to integrate AFL++ into existing AdaCore software development tools (https://www.adacore.com/gnatpro/toolsuite). AFL++ is an open source fuzz testing engine based on American Fuzzy Lop (AFL) and originally developed by Google (https://github.com/AFLplusplus/AFLplusplus).

 

Skills required:

The work will require interacting closely with AdaCore engineers on the integration of AFL++ into the AdaCore software development tool chain.  Good high-level programming experience is required.

 

Location: AdaCore’s Bristol or Yeovil office, UK.

Time: 2021, after the completion of all degree obligations (submitting final thesis) - 4 to 6 months full time.

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