Saturday, June 15, 2024

Microsoft Launches VulnScan Tool to Detect Memory Corruption Bugs

Microsoft launched new tool Vulnscan that automates the process of detecting the root cause of memory corruption issues.Vulnscan will be part of Microsoft Security Risk Detection.

It is a tool designed and developed by MSRC allows users and companies to upload their app and have it automatically determine the vulnerability type and root cause of memory corruption bugs with the wide variety of Windows or Linux platforms.

It is one of the latest addition to the Microsoft Security Risk Detection service that is currently in beta, after being launched in September 2016, then named Project Springfield.


Root Cause Detection-VulnScan

Most of the tools and features included with the Microsoft Security Risk Detection platform work using a technique called fuzzing, which searches for vulnerabilities that could enable awful performers to dispatch malicious attacks or just crash the system.

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Vulnscan bug detection during fuzz testing in memory-related issues.The tool helps security engineers and developers determine the vulnerability type and root cause of memory corruption bugs.” VulnScan works by producing reports like these.

Microsoft says  VulnScan is a tool designed and developed by MSRC to help security engineers and developers determine the vulnerability type and root cause of memory corruption bugs. It is built on top of two internally developed tools: Debugging Tools for Windows (WinDbg) and Time Travel Debugging (TTD).

Over a 10-month time frame where VulnScan was utilized to triage all memory defilement issues for Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office items. It had a win rate around 85%, sparing an expected 500 hours of building time for MSRC engineers.

Source: Microsoft

Organizations and Developers can sign-up for the Microsoft Security Risk Detection service beta and test it for free before the service launches, most likely under a hefty paid subscription.

Back 2016 google launches a free Open source Fuzz testing tool OSS-Fuzz to make open source software more secure and stable.


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