Articles by Sylvestre Ledru
Browser fuzzing at Mozilla
Mozilla has been fuzzing Firefox and its underlying components for a while. It has proven itself to be one of the most efficient ways to identify quality and security issues. In general, we apply fuzzing on different levels: there is fuzzing the browser as a whole but a significant amount of time is also spent on fuzzing isolated code (e.g. with libFuzzer) or even whole components such as the JS engine using separate shells with various fuzzers. For the purpose of this blog post, we will talk specifically about browser fuzzing only, and go into detail on the pipeline we’ve developed.
Engineering code quality in the Firefox browser: A look at our tools and challenges
Here's an insider's look at Firefox's code quality toolchain that's been designed to manage the ongoing development and monthly releases of our desktop browser. This post explores the architecture, challenges, and ongoing evolution of the process for managing code quality and patches for dealing with 21 million lines of code.
Teaching machines to triage Firefox bugs
To help get bugs in front of the right Firefox engineers quickly, we developed BugBug, a machine learning tool that automatically assigns a product and component for each new untriaged bug. By presenting new bugs to triage owners faster, we hope to decrease the turnaround time to fix new issues. Check out BugBug for your own issue-tracking triage.
Shipping a security update of Firefox in less than a day
One of Mozilla’s top priorities is to keep our users safe; this commitment is written into our mission. As soon as we discover a critical issue in Firefox, we plan a rapid mitigation. This post describes how we fixed a Pwn2Own exploit discovery and released new builds of the browser in less than 22 hours, through the collaborative and well-coordinated efforts of a global cross-functional team.
Simplifying Firefox Release Channels and Improving Developer Edition’s Stability
Streamlining our release process and quickly getting stable new features to users and developers is a priority for Firefox. Taking a close critical look at our release channels, it became clear that Aurora was not meeting our expectations as a first stabilization channel. Starting on April 18, the Firefox Aurora channel will stop updating, and […]