An Analysis of a Public Key Protocol with Membranes

  • Olivier Michel
  • Florent Jacquemard
Part of the Natural Computing Series book series (NCS)

Abstract

We develop an analysis of the Needham-Schroeder public key protocol in the framework of membrane computing. This analysis is used to validate the protocol and exhibits, as expected, a well known logical attack. The novelty of our approach is to use multiset rewriting in a nest of membranes. The use of membranes enables us to make airtight the conditions for detecting an attack. The approach has been validated by developing a full implementation for several versions of the analysis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olivier Michel
    • 1
  • Florent Jacquemard
    • 2
  1. 1.LaMI CNRS umr 8042Université d’ÉvryÉvryFrance
  2. 2.INRIA FUTURS and LSV, CNRS umr 8643ENS de CachanCachan CedexFrance

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