Making the Distribution Subsystem Secure

El Banna, Zacharias and Klintskog, Erik and Brand, Per (2004) Making the Distribution Subsystem Secure. [SICS Report]



This report presents how the Distribution Subsystem is made secure. A set of different security threats to a shared data programming system are identifed. The report presents the extensions nessesary to the DSS in order to cope with the identified security threats by maintaining reference security. A reference to a shared data structure cannot be forged or guessed; only by proper delegation can a thread acquire access to data originating at remote processes. Referential security is a requirement for secure distributed applications. By programmatically restricting access to distributed data to trusted nodes, a distributed application can be made secure. However, for this to be true, referential security must be supported on the level of the implementation.

Item Type:SICS Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Middleware, Security
ID Code:2358
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:29 Oct 2007
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:06

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