Applying Static Analysis to Verifying Security Properties

While developing "bug-free" software is impossible in general, with recent advances in static analysis techniques it is feasible verify certain classes of security properties for large software systems, thus greatly enhancing end users' confidence on the software. In this paper we identify an important class of security properties that can be reduced to the classical dominance problem and show how they can be checked efficiently and accurately, using a dominance algorithm implemented on top of the JaBA analysis framework.

By: Xiaolan Zhang, Trent Jaeger, Larry Koved

Published in: RC23246 in 2004


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