Announcing the Release of Crux 0.6

We are pleased to announce the release of Crux 0.6. Crux is a tool for verifying programs containing inline specifications. Crux works with both C/C++ code (via Crux-LLVM) and Rust code (via Crux-MIR). This release brings a variety of improvements, including: Crux-LLVM now has improved support for LLVM debug metadata when the debug-intrinsics option is […]

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Crux in SV-COMP 2022: A Retrospective

This year Galois participated in the annual Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP) for the first time with our verification tool, Crux. Preparing Crux to be in competition shape has been a project several years in the making, and we are very pleased to have reached this milestone. In this post, we will take a closer […]

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Safely Detecting Cats with Crux: A Tutorial

A while back, we announced that we were open-sourcing Crux, a software verification tool. I’d like to work through a slightly more involved example in this post than those presented in the original announcement. In particular, I’d like to give an example of how one might apply Crux to verify functional properties of a system […]

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Under-Constrained Symbolic Execution with Crucible

UC-Crux is an open-source command-line tool and Haskell library for performing under-constrained symbolic execution on LLVM code for the sake of exposing bugs or verifying the absence of certain types of undefined behavior. It requires only LLVM bitcode as input. It is built on Galois’s Crucible library for symbolic execution. Under-constrained symbolic execution (developed by […]

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Demo: Symbolic Testing of Rust using Crux

The standard development tools for the Rust language provide a convenient mechanism for embedding tests within your code that can then be automatically run using the `cargo test` command. This video shows how to migrate from testing to verification of Rust programs by converting a standard Rust test to use Galois’ Crux tool. Crux can […]

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