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hol-TestGen/fw

An Environment for Specification-Based Firewall Conformance Testing
  • Achim D. Brucker
  • Lukas Brügger
  • Burkhart Wolff
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8049)

Abstract

The hol-TestGen environment is conceived as a system for modeling and semi-automated test generation with an emphasis on expressive power and generality. However, its underlying technical framework Isabelle/hol supports the customization as well as the development of highly automated add-ons working in specific application domains.

In this paper, we present hol-TestGen/fw, an add-on for the test framework hol-TestGen, that allows for testing the conformance of firewall implementations to high-level security policies. Based on generic theories specifying a security-policy language, we developed specific theories for network data and firewall policies. On top of these firewall specific theories, we provide mechanisms for policy transformations based on derived rules and adapted code-generators producing test drivers. Our empirical evaluations shows that hol-TestGen/fw is a competitive environment for testing firewalls or high-level policies of local networks.

Keywords

symbolic test case generations black box testing theorem proving network security firewall testing conformance testing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Achim D. Brucker
    • 1
  • Lukas Brügger
    • 2
  • Burkhart Wolff
    • 3
  1. 1.SAP AGKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Information SecurityETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.LRIUniversité Paris-SudOrsay CedexFrance

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