beSTORM Overview 


 beSTORM is an intelligent fuzzing tool that performs black box testing, which sends many test cases to various devices to detect vulnerabilities in the devices. Fuzzing can be done easily by creating user-defined files not only for pre-defined protocols, but also for user-specific protocols and arbitrary interfaces such as APIs on platforms and driver layers. The figure below shows a general image of beSTORM usage.



  1. Test Case Generation


beSTORM generates test cases according to the data structure and procedures defined in advance in XML format, which can be customized by the user. User-defined "data structures" allow for efficient and exhaustive test case generation.


  1. Data Origination Algorithm


beSTORM can specify a "buffer type" for each data to be tested, which is defined in the XML module. beSTORM generates the data to be sent according to the "buffer type".


The following is an example of a typical case of a beSTORM standard buffer type.


  • Repeated A


beSTORM inserts the string A into the specified region. The test data is generated while increasing the length of the string A to a predetermined number of bytes. For example, in the case of this buffer type, it attempts to raise an exception related to a buffer overflow.

(Example of data change in the data area where Repeated A is set)







  • Number Generating


beSTORM assigns an integer in the representable range of up to 4 bytes (0 to 4294967295) for the specified region. For example, in the case of this buffer type, it attempts to raise an exception related to an integer overflow.

(Example of data change in the data area where Number Generating is set)







For your reference, the following screen shows a list of standard buffer types.



  1. Monitoring Function


beSTORM has a monitor function to detect test cases in real-time when an exception occurs. When an error occurs, the monitor needs to send the error information to beSTORM's Exception Port (UDP Port) and beSTORM saves the received information. In order to use the monitoring function, it is necessary to implement a program that detects anomalies in the fuzzing target device and sends UDP to beSTORM. It is also possible to control the pause/resumption of beSTORM usage. 


beSTORM Client has several built in monitors which ping the DUT over UDP, TCP, ARP. beSTORM package comes as well with a built in monitor used when fuzzing a service or an application installed on a Windows OS the monitor is called beSTORM Monitor. Furthermore, within your beSTORM package you will find a folder named “monitors” this folder includes templates which you can use in order to monitor different products for example BT or Web monitors.