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Author Lanotte, Ruggero; Maggiolo-Schettini, Andrea; Tini, Simone; Troina, Angelo; Tronci, Enrico
Title Automatic Covert Channel Analysis of a Multilevel Secure Component Type Conference Article
Year 2004 Publication Information and Communications Security, 6th International Conference, ICICS 2004, Malaga, Spain, October 27-29, 2004, Proceedings Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages 249-261
Abstract The NRL Pump protocol defines a multilevel secure component whose goal is to minimize leaks of information from high level systems to lower level systems, without degrading average time performances. We define a probabilistic model for the NRL Pump and show how a probabilistic model checker (FHP-mur$\varphi$) can be used to estimate the capacity of a probabilistic covert channel in the NRL Pump. We are able to compute the probability of a security violation as a function of time for various configurations of the system parameters (e.g. buffer sizes, moving average size, etc). Because of the model complexity, our results cannot be obtained using an analytical approach and, because of the low probabilities involved, it can be hard to obtain them using a simulator.
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor Lopez, J.; Qing, S.; Okamoto, E.
Language Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume 3269 Series Issue Edition
Area Expedition Conference
Notes Approved yes
Call Number (up) Sapienza @ mari @ icics04 Serial 34
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