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A High Level Protocol Specification Language for Industrial Security-Sensitive Protocols

Abstract : This paper presents HLPSL, a high level protocol specification language for the modelling of security-sensitive cryptographic protocols. This language enjoys a formal semantics based on Lamport's Temporal Logic of Actions. HLPSL is modular and allows for the specification of control flow patterns, data-structures, alternative intruder models, and complex security properties. It is sufficiently high-level to be accessible to protocol engineers (themselves not necessarily formal methods experts), yet easily translatable into a lower-level term-rewriting based language well-suited to model-checking tools. The accommodation of these contrasting features makes HLPSL able to easily specify modern, industrial-scale protocols on which existing specification languages only partially succeed.
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Yannick Chevalier, Luca Compagna, Jorge Cuellar, Paul Hankes Drielsma, Jacopo Mantovani, et al.. A High Level Protocol Specification Language for Industrial Security-Sensitive Protocols. Workshop on Specification and Automated Processing of Security Requirements - SAPS'2004, 2004, Linz, Austria, 13 p. ⟨inria-00099882⟩



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