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Type-Based Analysis of Protected Storage in the TPM

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8233)

Abstract

The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is designed to enable trustworthy computation and communication over open networks. The TPM provides a way to store cryptographic keys and other sensitive values in its shielded memory and act as Root of Trust for Storage (RTS). The TPM interacts with applications via a predefined set of commands (an API). In this paper, we give an abstraction model for the TPM 2.0 specification concentrating on Protected Storage part. With identification and formalization of their secrecy properties, we devise a type system with asymmetric cryptographic primitives to statically enforce and prove their security.

Keywords

TPM Trusted computing Type system API analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Trusted Computing and Information Assurance Laboratory, Institute of SoftwareChinese Academy of SciencesChina

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