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Specification-Based Testing of Firewalls

  • Jan Jürjens
  • Guido Wimmel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2244)

Abstract

Firewalls protect hosts in a corporate network from attacks. Together with the surrounding network infrastructure, they form a complex system, the security of which relies crucially on the correctness of the firewalls. We propose a method for specification-based testing of firewalls. It enables to formally model the firewalls and the surrounding network and to mechanically derive test-cases checking the firewalls for vulnerabilities. We use a general CASE-tool which makes our method fiexible and easy to use.

Keywords

Access Control Policy Source Address Destination Address Constraint Logic Programming Mail Server 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Jürjens
    • 1
  • Guido Wimmel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceMunich University of TechnologyMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Computing LaboratoryUniversity of OxfordOxfordGreat Britain

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