Vulnerability Assessment of Web Services with Model-Based Mutation Testing

Faezeh Siavashi, Dragos Truscan, Vain Juri

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Abstract

We present a model-based mutation testing approach, for evaluating the authentication and authorization of web services in a multi-user context. Model of a web service and its security requirements are designed using UPPAAL Timed Automata. The model is mutated to create invalid behavior which is used for test generation to reveal faults in the system under test. The approach is supported by a model-based mutation testing tool, μUTA, that automatically generates mutants, selects a collection of suitable mutants for testing and generates test cases from them. We modify a previously defined mutation operator and introduce three new operators for additional mutants. We define criteria for the mutation-selection and demonstrate the approach on a blog web service. Results show that the approach can discover authorization faults that were not detected by traditional methods. 

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security (QRS)
Editors NN
PublisherIEEE
Pages301–312
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-7757-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security (QRS) -
Duration: 16 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security (QRS)
Period16/07/1820/07/18

Keywords

  • Security Testing
  • UPPAAL Timed Automata
  • model-based mutation testing

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