The automatic exploit generation challenge we address is given a program, automatically find security-critical bugs and generate exploits. Our approach uses a novel formal verification technique called preconditioned symbolic execution to make automatic exploit generation more scalable to real-world programs than without it. We implemented our techniques in a system called AEG, which we use to automatically generate 16 exploits for 14 open-source projects. Two of the generated exploits are against previously unknown vulnerabilities.

References:

Dailydave: Automatic Exploitation Paper Peer Review
djb research: Automatic Exploit Generation

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