MulVAL: A Logic-based Network Security Analyzer

@inproceedings{Ou2005MulVALAL,
  title={MulVAL: A Logic-based Network Security Analyzer},
  author={Xinming Ou and Sudhakar Govindavajhala and Andrew W. Appel},
  booktitle={USENIX Security Symposium},
  year={2005}
}
To determine the security impact software vulnerabilities have on a particular network, one must consider interactions among multiple network elements. For a vulnerability analysis tool to be useful in practice, two features are crucial. First, the model used in the analysis must be able to automatically integrate formal vulnerability spec ifications from the bug-reporting community. Second, the analysis must be able to scale to networks with thousands of machines. We show how to achieve these… CONTINUE READING
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