Constraint Solving with Deep Learning for Symbolic Execution

03/18/2020 ∙ by Junye Wen, et al. ∙ 0

Symbolic execution is a powerful systematic software analysis technique, but suffers from the high cost of constraint solving, which is the key supporting technology that affects the effectiveness of symbolic execution. Techniques like Green and GreenTrie reuse constraint solutions to speed up constraint solving for symbolic execution; however, these reuse techniques require syntactic/semantic equivalence or implication relationship between constraints. This paper introduces DeepSover, a novel approach to constraint solving with deep learning for symbolic execution. Our key insight is to utilize the collective knowledge of a set of constraint solutions to train a deep neural network, which is then used to classify path conditions for their satisfiability during symbolic execution. Experimental evaluation shows DeepSolver is highly accurate in classifying path conditions, is more efficient than state-of-the-art constraint solving and constraint solution reuse techniques, and can well support symbolic execution tasks.

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