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Continuous Integration

OSS-Fuzz offers CIFuzz, a GitHub action/CI job that runs your fuzz targets on pull requests. This works similarly to running unit tests in CI. CIFuzz helps you find and fix bugs before they make it into your codebase. Currently, CIFuzz only supports projects hosted on GitHub.

How it works

CIFuzz builds your project’s fuzzers from the source at a particular pull request or commit. Then CIFuzz runs the fuzzers for a short amount of time. If CIFuzz finds a crash, CIFuzz reports the stacktrace, makes the crashing input available for download and the CI test fails (red X).

If CIFuzz doesn’t find a crash during the allotted time, the CI test passes (green check). If CIFuzz finds a crash, it reports the crash only:

  • If the crash is reproducible (on the PR/commit build).
  • If the crash does not occur on older OSS-Fuzz builds. Because if it does occur on older builds that means the crash was not introduced by the PR/commit CIFuzz is testing.

If your project supports OSS-Fuzz’s code coverage, CIFuzz only runs the fuzzers affected by a pull request/commit. Otherwise it will divide up the allotted fuzzing time (10 minutes by default) among all fuzzers in the project.

CIFuzz uses 30 day old/public regressions and corpora from OSS-Fuzz. This makes fuzzing more effective and gives you regression testing for free.

Requirements

  1. Your project must be integrated with OSS-Fuzz.
  2. Your project is hosted on GitHub.

Integrating into your repository

You can integrate CIFuzz into your project using the following steps:

  1. Create a .github directory in the root of your project.
  2. Create a workflows directory inside of your .github directory.
  3. Copy the example main.yml file over from the OSS-Fuzz repository to the workflows directory.
  4. Change the oss-fuzz-project-name value in main.yml from example to the name of your OSS-Fuzz project. It is very important that you use your OSS-Fuzz project name which is case sensitive. This name is the name of your project’s subdirectory in the projects directory of OSS-Fuzz.
  5. Set the value of fuzz-seconds. The longest time that the project maintainers are acceptable with should be used. This value should be at minimum 600 seconds and scale with project size.

Your directory structure should look like the following:

project
|___ .github
|    |____ workflows
|          |____ main.yml
|___ other-files

main.yml for an example project:

name: CIFuzz
on: [pull_request]
jobs:
 Fuzzing:
   runs-on: ubuntu-latest
   steps:
   - name: Build Fuzzers
     id: build
     uses: google/oss-fuzz/infra/cifuzz/actions/build_fuzzers@master
     with:
       oss-fuzz-project-name: 'example'
       dry-run: false
   - name: Run Fuzzers
     uses: google/oss-fuzz/infra/cifuzz/actions/run_fuzzers@master
     with:
       oss-fuzz-project-name: 'example'
       fuzz-seconds: 600
       dry-run: false
   - name: Upload Crash
     uses: actions/upload-artifact@v1
     if: failure() && steps.build.outcome == 'success'
     with:
       name: artifacts
       path: ./out/artifacts

Optional configuration

Configurable Variables

fuzz-time: Determines how long CIFuzz spends fuzzing your project in seconds. The default is 600 seconds. The GitHub Actions max run time is 21600 seconds (6 hours).

dry-run: Determines if CIFuzz surfaces errors. The default value is false. When set to true, CIFuzz will never report a failure even if it finds a crash in your project. This requires the user to manually check the logs for detected bugs. If dry run mode is desired, make sure to set the dry-run parameters in both the Build Fuzzers and Run Fuzzers action step.

allowed-broken-targets-percentage: Can be set if you want to set a stricter limit for broken fuzz targets than OSS-Fuzz’s check_build. Most users should not set this.

sanitizer: Determines a sanitizer to build and run fuzz targets with. The choices are 'address', 'memory' and 'undefined'. The default is 'address'. It is important to note that the Build Fuzzers and the Run Fuzzers sanitizer field needs to be the same. To specify a list of sanitizers a matrix can be used. To use a sanitizer add it to the list of sanitizers in the matrix field below:


name: CIFuzz
on: [pull_request]
jobs:
 Fuzzing:
   runs-on: ubuntu-latest
   strategy:
     fail-fast: false
     matrix:
       sanitizer: [address, undefined, memory]
   steps:
   - name: Build Fuzzers (${{ matrix.sanitizer }})
     id: build
     uses: google/oss-fuzz/infra/cifuzz/actions/build_fuzzers@master
     with:
       oss-fuzz-project-name: 'example'
       dry-run: false
       sanitizer: ${{ matrix.sanitizer }}
   - name: Run Fuzzers (${{ matrix.sanitizer }})
     uses: google/oss-fuzz/infra/cifuzz/actions/run_fuzzers@master
     with:
       oss-fuzz-project-name: 'example'
       fuzz-seconds: 600
       dry-run: false
       sanitizer: ${{ matrix.sanitizer }}
   - name: Upload Crash
     uses: actions/upload-artifact@v1
     if: failure() && steps.build.outcome == 'success'
     with:
       name: ${{ matrix.sanitizer }}-artifacts
       path: ./out/artifacts

Branches and paths

You can make CIFuzz trigger only on certain branches or paths by following the instructions here. For example, the following code can used to trigger CIFuzz only on changes to C/C++ code residing on master and release branches:

name: CIFuzz
on:
  pull_request:
    branches:
      - master
      - 'releases/**'
    paths:
      - '**.c'
      - '**.cc'
      - '**.cpp'
      - '**.cxx'
      - '**.h'
jobs:
 Fuzzing:
   runs-on: ubuntu-latest
   steps:
   - name: Build Fuzzers
     id: build
     uses: google/oss-fuzz/infra/cifuzz/actions/build_fuzzers@master
     with:
       oss-fuzz-project-name: 'example'
       dry-run: false
   - name: Run Fuzzers
     uses: google/oss-fuzz/infra/cifuzz/actions/run_fuzzers@master
     with:
       oss-fuzz-project-name: 'example'
       fuzz-seconds: 600
       dry-run: false
   - name: Upload Crash
     uses: actions/upload-artifact@v1
     if: failure() && steps.build.outcome == 'success'
     with:
       name: artifacts
       path: ./out/artifacts

You can checkout CIFuzz configs for OSS-Fuzz projects. Example - systemd, curl.

Understanding results

The results of CIFuzz can be found in two different places.

  • Run fuzzers log:
    1. This log can be accessed in the actions tab of a CIFuzz integrated repo.
    2. Click on the CIFuzz button in the workflow selector on the left hand side.
    3. Click on the event triggered by your desired pull request.
    4. Click the Fuzzing workflow.
    5. Select the Run Fuzzer drop down. It should show the timestamps and results from each of the fuzz targets.

Finding fuzzer output

  • Artifacts:
    1. When a crash is found by CIFuzz the Upload Artifact event is triggered.
    2. This will cause a pop up in the right hand corner, allowing you to download a zip file called artifacts.
    3. artifacts contains two files:
      • test_case - a test case that can be used to reproduce the crash.
      • bug_summary - the stack trace and summary of the crash.

Finding uploaded artifacts

Feedback/Questions/Issues

Create an issue in OSS-Fuzz if you have questions or any other feedback on CIFuzz.