Language Generation and Verification in the NRL Protocol Analyzer
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR HIGH ASSURANCE COMPUTING SYSTEMS (CHACS)
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The NRL Protocol Analyzer is a tool for proving security properties of cryptographic protocols, and for finding flaws if they exist. It is used by having the user first prove a number of lemmas stating that infinite classes of states are unreachable, and then performing an exhaustive search on the remaining state space. One main source of difficulty in using the tool is in generating the lemmas that are to be proved. In this paper we show how we have made the task easier by automating the generation of lemmas involving the use of formal languages.
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