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Thanassis Avgerinos (Carnegie Mellon University)
August 2014 - Conference Paper Optimizing Seed Selection for Fuzzing

Authors: Alexandre Rebert (Carnegie Mellon University and ForAllSecure, Inc.), Sang Kil Cha (Carnegie Mellon University), Thanassis Avgerinos (Carnegie Mellon University), Jonathan M. Foote, David Warren, Gustavo Grieco (CIFASIS-CONICET), David Brumley (Carnegie Mellon University)

In this paper, we focus on how to mathematically formulate and reason about one critical aspect in fuzzing: how best to pick seed files to maximize the total number of bugs found during a fuzz campaign.