ClusterFuzz to be Open Source Now

Program's code is written in Python and Go, and distributed under the Apache 2.0 license
08 February 2019   579

Google has opened the source code for the ClusterFuzz platform, intended for fuzzing code testing using a server cluster. In addition to coordinating the execution of checks, ClusterFuzz also automates the execution of tasks such as sending a notification to developers, creating an application for a patch (issue), tracking a bug fix, and closing reports after a patch. The code is written in Python and Go, and distributed under the Apache 2.0 license. ClusterFuzz instances can run on Linux, macOS and Windows systems, as well as in various cloud environments.

Since 2011, ClusterFuzz has been used in the depths of Google to detect errors in the Chrome codebase and to ensure the operation of the OSS-Fuzz project, in the framework of which continuous fuzzing testing of open source software was organized. In total, ClusterFuzz has revealed more than 16 thousand errors in Chrome and more than 11 thousand errors in 160 open source projects participating in the OSS-Fuzz program. Due to the continuous process of checking the current code base, errors are usually caught within a few parts after the code is introduced and the changes causing them.

GhostBSD 19.04 to be Released

Both live-mode operation and hard disk installation are both supported in GhostBSD
15 April 2019   258

Desktop-oriented GhostBSD 19.04 was released, built on the basis of TrueOS and offering the user environment MATE. By default, GhostBSD uses the OpenRC initialization system and the ZFS file system. Both live-mode operation and hard disk installation are supported (the own ginstall installer written in Python is used). Boot images are generated for the architecture amd64 (2.7 GB).

In the new version:

  • The codebase has been upgraded to the FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT experimental branch;
  • The installer adds support for ZFS file system on partitions with MBR;
  • To improve UFS installation support, remove the default ZFS settings for TrueOS;
  • Instead of slim, the Lightdm session manager is involved;
  • Gksu removed from shipment;
  • Added "boot_mute" mode to boot without displaying the log on the screen;
  • A block of settings for the rEFInd boot manager has been added to the installer.