Model Checking Security Properties of Control Flow Graphs

@article{Besson2001ModelCS,
  title={Model Checking Security Properties of Control Flow Graphs},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Besson and Thomas P. Jensen and Daniel Le M{\'e}tayer},
  journal={Journal of Computer Security},
  year={2001},
  volume={9},
  pages={217-250}
}
A fundamental problem in software-based security is whether local security checks inserted into the code are sufficient to implement a global security property. This article introduces a formalism based on a linear-time temporal logic for specifying global security properties pertaining to the control flow of the program, and illustrates its expressive power with a number of existing properties. We define a minimalistic, security-dedicated program model that only contains procedure call and run… CONTINUE READING
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