Opacity Analysis in Trust Management Systems

@inproceedings{Becker2011OpacityAI,
  title={Opacity Analysis in Trust Management Systems},
  author={Moritz Y. Becker and Masoud Koleini},
  booktitle={ISC},
  year={2011}
}
Trust management systems are vulnerable to so-called probing attacks, which enable an adversary to gain knowledge about confidential facts in the system. We present the first method for deciding if an adversary can gain knowledge about confidential information in a Datalog-based policy. 
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This paper presents a model theory that is based on Kripke structures for counterfactual logic that can be used to prove non-trivial meta-theorems about trust management systems, as well as analyze probing attacks on such systems.
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This thesis presents a framework for knowledge-based verification of dynamic access control policies and develops an automated abstraction refinement technique for evaluating temporal-epistemic properties and a sound and complete algorithm in order to identify information leakage in Datalog-based trust management systems.

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