XML Parser Test Suite
The XML Parser Test Suite can be used to test the robustness, security, and reliability of XML parsers. An XML parser is a software module whose purpose is to read XML data and extract application data to be handled within the actual application. The reliability and security of the XML parser used in a system are critical for the overall system reliability and security. A parser touches incoming requests usually without any prior authentication or screening so vulnerabilities in the parser are usually directly exploitable for denial-of-service attacks or worse.
The XML Parser Test Suite contains a template that can be modified for use with any XML content. Any XML-based file format can be tested by the XML Parser Test Suite.