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FS-TST 2.0: Forensic Software Testing Support Tools Part C Code Review Report



Paul E. Black


This NIST Internal Report deals with Release 2.0 of a software package, Forensic Software Testing Support Tools (FS-TST 2.0), developed to aid the testing of disk imaging tools typically used in forensic investigations. The package includes programs that initialize disk drives, detect changes in disk content, and compare pairs of disks. This Internal Report consists of three parts.Part A, Test Plan, Test Design Specifications, and Test Case Specification, is a companion document. It covers the planning, design, and specification of testing of FS-TST 2.0. The setup of disk drives and the testing is to be performed in the Linux environment; however, some tests will require interaction with the MS-DOS operating system.Part B, Test Summary Report, is an additional companion document. It reports the result of testing the FS-TST 2.0 package according to Part A. Two programs might have had slightly more convenient behavior in erroneous cases, but no anomalies were found in testing.This document is Part C, Code Review Report. It covers the planning and specification of reviewing all the source code in the package and reports the results of the code reviews. Nothing was found in the code reviews that should cause invalid results, that is, that should lead to an imaging tool with systematic errors being incorrectly passed as adhering to the assertions.
- 7297-c
Report Number


code review, computer forensic tool, disk imaging, homeland security


Black, P. (2006), FS-TST 2.0: Forensic Software Testing Support Tools Part C Code Review Report, - 7297-c, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 24, 2024)


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Created January 31, 2006, Updated February 11, 2009