Fuzzing The Library

Botan comes with a set of fuzzing endpoints which can be used to test the library.

Fuzzing with libFuzzer

To fuzz with libFuzzer (https://llvm.org/docs/LibFuzzer.html), you’ll first need to compile libFuzzer:

$ svn co https://llvm.org/svn/llvm-project/compiler-rt/trunk/lib/fuzzer libFuzzer
$ cd libFuzzer && clang -c -g -O2 -std=c++11 *.cpp
$ ar cr libFuzzer.a libFuzzer/*.o

Then build the fuzzers:

$ ./configure.py --cc=clang --build-fuzzer=libfuzzer --unsafe-fuzzer-mode \
$ make fuzzers

Enabling ‘coverage’ sanitizer flags is required for libFuzzer to work. Address sanitizer and undefined sanitizer are optional.

The fuzzer binaries will be in build/fuzzer. Simply pick one and run it, optionally also passing a directory containing corpus inputs.

Using libfuzzer build mode implicitly assumes the fuzzers need to link with libFuzzer; if another library is needed (for example in OSS-Fuzz, which uses libFuzzingEngine), use the flag –with-fuzzer-lib to specify the desired name.

Fuzzing with AFL

To fuzz with AFL (http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/afl/):

$ ./configure.py --with-sanitizers --build-fuzzer=afl --unsafe-fuzzer-mode --cc-bin=afl-g++
$ make fuzzers

For AFL sanitizers are optional. You can also use afl-clang-fast++ or afl-clang++, be sure to set –cc=clang also.

The fuzzer binaries will be in build/fuzzer. To run them you need to run under afl-fuzz:

$ afl-fuzz -i corpus_path -o output_path ./build/fuzzer/binary

Fuzzing with TLS-Attacker

TLS-Attacker (https://github.com/RUB-NDS/TLS-Attacker) includes a mode for fuzzing TLS servers. A prebuilt copy of TLS-Attacker is available in a git repo:

$ git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/randombit/botan-ci-tools.git

To run it against Botan’s server:

$ ./configure.py --with-sanitizers
$ make botan
$ ./src/scripts/run_tls_attacker.py ./botan ./botan-ci-tools

Output and logs from the fuzzer are placed into /tmp. See the TLS-Attacker documentation for more information about how to use this tool.

Input Corpus

AFL requires an input corpus, and libFuzzer can certainly make good use of it.

Some crypto corpus repositories include

Adding new fuzzers

New fuzzers are created by adding a source file to src/fuzzers which have the signature:

void fuzz(const uint8_t in[], size_t len)

After adding your fuzzer, rerun ./configure.py and build.