SMT-Based Bounded Model Checking for Embedded ANSI-C Software

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SMT-Based Bounded Model Checking for Embedded ANSI-C Software
Propositional bounded model checking has been applied successfully to verify embedded software but is limited by the increasing propositional formula size and the loss of structure during the translation. These limitations can be reduced by encoding word-level information in theories richer than propositional logic and using SMT solvers for the generated verification conditions. Here, we investigate the application of different SMT solvers to the verification of embedded software written in ANSI-C. We have extended the encodings from previous SMT-based bounded model checkers to provide more accurate support for finite variables, bit-vector operations, arrays, structures, unions and pointers. We have integrated the CVC3, Boolector, and Z3 solvers with the CBMC front-end and evaluated them using both standard software model checking benchmarks and typical embedded applications from telecommunications, control systems and medical devices. The experiments show that our approach can ana...
Lucas Cordeiro, Bernd Fischer, João Marques
Added 21 May 2010
Updated 21 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where KBSE
Authors Lucas Cordeiro, Bernd Fischer, João Marques-Silva
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