BitBlaze BlackHat Release Information
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A VMware image containg our software for trace-based vulnerability analysis is now available for download. The image has been tested with VMware Workstation 6.5 and VMware Player 3.1 (the latter can be downloaded free of charge from VMware). It can also be converted for use with VirtualBox or QEMU. Uncompressed, the image requires about 5GB of disk space. It is based on Ubuntu 10.04; the default user account is "bh2010" with password "bh2010". It includes example traces from an Adobe Reader crash, plus binary versions of TEMU, Traecap, alloc_reader, tracealign, tracedump, trace_reader, valset_ir, x86_slicer, and supporting programs and scripts. See the README.TXT file inside the distribution for more information.

bh2010.tar.bz2 (1.5G)

We had previously also linked here to a demo of an IDA Pro "Taint Tracker" plugin for viewing taint traces, a BitBlaze-related tool made available in a free demo version by Ensighta Security. However because of business changes at Ensighta that tool is not currently available for download here. (49MB)

Acknowledgement and Citation

To acknowledge the use of the downloaded software, please include both of the following two citations:
  author = {Dawn Song and David Brumley and Heng Yin and Juan Caballero and
    Ivan Jager and Min Gyung Kang and Zhenkai Liang and James Newsome and
    Pongsin Poosankam and Prateek Saxena},
  title = {{BitBlaze}: A New Approach to Computer Security via Binary Analysis},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security. Keynote invited paper.},
  address = {Hyderabad, India},
  year = 2008,
  month = dec,

  key = {BitBlaze},
  title = {{BitBlaze}: Binary Analysis for Computer Security},
  note = {\url{}}

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