|17 Apr||Monday||09:00 to 17:00 CEST/GMT+2||8 Hours – Presentations & Hands-on exercises|
|18 Apr||Tuesday||09:00 to 17:00 CEST/GMT+2||8 Hours – Presentations & Hands-on exercises|
|19 Apr||Wednesday||09:00 to 17:00 CEST/GMT+2||8 Hours – Presentations & Hands-on exercises|
|20 Apr||Thursday||09:00 to 17:00 CEST/GMT+2||8 Hours – Presentations & Hands-on exercises|
Through an applied understanding of introductory program analysis and binary translation, techniques for finding various bug classes and methods for improved crash debugging will be discussed. We will take a deep dive into fuzzing, covering all aspects of this practical approach to finding bugs. As the most approachable and versatile of the available tools, the student will apply various fuzzing techniques to several real-world pieces of software. Students will learn strategies for analyzing attack surface, writing grammars, and generating effective corpus. We will explore in detail the latest innovations such as harnessing code coverage for guided evolutionary fuzzing and symbolic reasoning for concolic fuzzing.
We approach crash analysis through the lens of scriptable debuggers and program analysis. We will apply tools like reverse debugging and memory debuggers to assist in interactively diagnosing root cause of crashes. Then we will leverage the power of dynamic taint tracking and graph slicing to help isolate the path of user controlled input in the program and identify the exact input bytes influencing a crash. Lastly, we will look at possible ways to determine the impact of a vulnerability.
This class will focus on x86/x64 architecture and target file parsers, network parsers and browsers on both Windows and Linux environments.
Richard Johnson is a computer security specialist with a focus on software vulnerability analysis. Currently Principal Security Researcher at FUZZING IO, a research and development company offering professional training and consulting services, Richard offers over 18 years of professional expertise and leadership in the information security industry including past positions as Director of Security Research at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Research Lead roles at Cisco Talos and Microsoft.
Richard has published research papers focus on the development of advanced fuzzing and crash analysis technologies facilitating the automation of the vulnerability triage and discovery process. Richard has also delivered training and presented annually at top-tier industry conferences worldwide for over a 15 years and is an invited speaker and trainer at several leading events. Richard was also co-founder of the Uninformed Journal and was on program committees for the USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies, Recon, and Toorcon.