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Making the Distribution Subsystem Secure
Number of Authors: 3
2004 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Swedish Institute of Computer Science , 2004, 1. , 22 p.
SICS Technical Report, ISSN 1100-3154 ; 2004:14
Keyword [en]
Middleware, Security
National Category
Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-22080OAI: diva2:1041622
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