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Add some security/fuzz testing #441

twsouthwick opened this issue Mar 13, 2018 · 3 comments

Add some security/fuzz testing #441

twsouthwick opened this issue Mar 13, 2018 · 3 comments


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twsouthwick commented Mar 13, 2018

We should add some sort of fuzz testing to test for potential security/reliability issues:

  • Zip bombs
  • Malicious XML
  • Recursive content

These are the items at the top of my head.... there are probably others

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Hi Taylor!

I'm the author of SharpFuzz, which is a tool that enables fuzzing of .NET programs using afl-fuzz. I did a small experiment on SpreadsheetDocument.Open method, which discovered that it can throw many unexpected exceptions (documentation states that this method should throw only OpenXmlPackageException). These are:

  • ArgumentException
  • FileFormatException
  • InvalidDataException
  • InvalidOperationException
  • XmlException

I didn't have the time to do a longer fuzzing run, and I think that this only scratches the surface of all the possible problems that could be discovered. If you are interested in exploring this area, here is my fuzzing playground for Open XML SDK.

If you have any questions, I'll be glad to assist you!

All the best,

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This is awesome! I had gone through and tried to update some of the exceptions (I had noticed more were thrown than was documented).

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