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Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerability Discovery by Pedram Amini, Adam Greene, Michael Sutton

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Chapter 18. Web Browser Fuzzing: Automation

 

“Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.”

 
 --George W. Bush, Washington, DC, December 20, 2000

In Chapter 17, “Web Browser Fuzzing,” we discussed a number of web browser aspects along with their “fuzzability.” An increased interest in browser fuzzing has led to the creation of a number of fuzzing tools and an even greater number of vulnerabilities affecting the most popular browsers in use today, such as Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. In this chapter, we cover the requirements for constructing an ActiveX fuzzer. Even though exploitation is limited to Internet Explorer, and a few ActiveX fuzzers ...

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