Automated Verification of a Key Management Architecture for Hierarchical Group Protocols

Mohamed Salah Bouassida 1 Najah Chridi 2 Isabelle Chrisment 3 Olivier Festor 3 Laurent Vigneron 2
2 CASSIS - Combination of approaches to the security of infinite states systems
FEMTO-ST - Franche-Comté Électronique Mécanique, Thermique et Optique - Sciences et Technologies (UMR 6174), INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
3 MADYNES - Management of dynamic networks and services
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : Emerging applications require secure group communications involving hierarchical architecture protocols. Designing such secure hierarchical protocols is not straightforward, and their verification becomes a major issue in order to avoid any possible security attack and vulnerability. Several attempts have been made to deal with formal verification of group protocols, but to our knowledge, none of them did address the security of hierarchical ones. In this paper, we present the specific challenges and security issues of hierarchical secure group communications, and the work we did for their verification. We show how the AtSe back-end of the AVISPA tool was used to verify one of these protocols.
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Mohamed Salah Bouassida, Najah Chridi, Isabelle Chrisment, Olivier Festor, Laurent Vigneron. Automated Verification of a Key Management Architecture for Hierarchical Group Protocols. Annals of Telecommunications - annales des télécommunications, Springer, 2007, 62 (11-12), pp.1365-1387. ⟨inria-00594389⟩

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