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|
|Deposited By:||Vicki Carleson|
|Deposited On:||29 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2009 16:06|
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