Toward Tool-Independent Summaries for Symbolic Execution (Artifact)

Authors Frederico Ramos , Nuno Sabino , Pedro Adão , David A. Naumann , José Fragoso Santos

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Frederico Ramos
  • Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • INESC-ID Lisbon, Portugal
Nuno Sabino
  • Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Institute of Telecommunications, Campus de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal
Pedro Adão
  • Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Institute of Telecommunications, Campus de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal
David A. Naumann
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA
José Fragoso Santos
  • Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • INESC-ID Lisbon, Portugal


The authors were supported by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (UIDB/50008/2020, Instituto de Telecomunicações, and UIDB/50021/2020, INESC-ID multi-annual funding, and PhD grant SFRH/BD/150692/2020), project DIVINA (CMU/TIC/0053/2021), the SmartRetail project (C6632206063-00466847) financed by IAPMEI, the European Commission under grant agreement number 830892 (SPARTA), and the NSF award CNS-1718713.

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Frederico Ramos, Nuno Sabino, Pedro Adão, David A. Naumann, and José Fragoso Santos. Toward Tool-Independent Summaries for Symbolic Execution (Artifact). In Special Issue of the 37th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2023). Dagstuhl Artifacts Series (DARTS), Volume 9, Issue 2, pp. 7:1-7:4, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)


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The artifact contains the extended versions of the tools angr and AVD with support for the symbolic reflection API proposed in the paper. Additionally, the artifact contains the source code of SumBoundVerify, our novel tool for the bounded-verification of symbolic summaries for the C programming language. The artifact contains all the scripts and datasets required to obtain the results presented in the paper, including: a library of 67 symbolic summaries implemented using the proposed symbolic reflection API; two symbolic test suites designed to test two open source C libraries; and the source code of the third-party summaries that were validated checked with SumBoundVerify.

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ACM Subject Classification
  • Software and its engineering → Software verification and validation
  • Security and privacy → Formal methods and theory of security
  • Symbolic Execution
  • Runtime Modelling
  • Symbolic Summaries


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