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ESBMC 5.0: an industrial-strength C model checker

ESBMC 5.0: an industrial-strength C model checker
ESBMC 5.0: an industrial-strength C model checker

ESBMC is a mature, permissively licensed open-source context-bounded model checker for the verification of single- and multi-threaded C programs. It can verify both predefined safety properties (e.g., bounds check, pointer safety, overflow) and user-defined program assertions automatically. ESBMC provides C++ and Python APIs to access internal data structures, allowing inspection and extension at any stage of the verification process. We discuss improvements over previous versions of ESBMC, including the description of new front- and back-ends, IEEE floating-point support, and an improved k-induction algorithm. A demonstration is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcJjXHlN1v8.

Bug detection, K-induction, Software model checking
1938-4300
888-891
ACM
Gadelha, Mikhail R.
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Monteiro, Felipe R.
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Morse, Jeremy
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Gadelha, Mikhail R., Monteiro, Felipe R., Morse, Jeremy, Cordeiro, Lucas C., Fischer, Bernd and Nicole, Denis A. (2018) ESBMC 5.0: an industrial-strength C model checker. In ASE 2018 - Proceedings of the 33rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering. ACM. pp. 888-891 . (doi:10.1145/3238147.3240481).

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Abstract

ESBMC is a mature, permissively licensed open-source context-bounded model checker for the verification of single- and multi-threaded C programs. It can verify both predefined safety properties (e.g., bounds check, pointer safety, overflow) and user-defined program assertions automatically. ESBMC provides C++ and Python APIs to access internal data structures, allowing inspection and extension at any stage of the verification process. We discuss improvements over previous versions of ESBMC, including the description of new front- and back-ends, IEEE floating-point support, and an improved k-induction algorithm. A demonstration is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcJjXHlN1v8.

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Accepted/In Press date: 24 July 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 3 September 2018
Published date: 3 September 2018
Venue - Dates: 33rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, ASE 2018, France, 2018-09-02 - 2018-09-06
Keywords: Bug detection, K-induction, Software model checking

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Local EPrints ID: 426534
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/426534
ISSN: 1938-4300
PURE UUID: b9e94434-8ad1-4a17-8e4b-f746e1cf220a

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Date deposited: 30 Nov 2018 17:30
Last modified: 06 Oct 2020 22:43

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Author: Mikhail R. Gadelha
Author: Felipe R. Monteiro
Author: Jeremy Morse
Author: Lucas C. Cordeiro
Author: Bernd Fischer
Author: Denis A. Nicole

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