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Publication Detail
Towards a theory of application compartmentalisation
  • Publication Type:
    Conference
  • Authors:
    Watson RNM, Murdoch SJ, Gudka K, Anderson J, Neumann PG, Laurie B
  • Publication date:
    19/04/2013
  • Pagination:
    19, 27
  • Published proceedings:
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • Volume:
    8263
  • ISBN-13:
    9783642417160
  • Name of conference:
    International Workshop on Security Protocols
  • Conference place:
    Cambridge, UK
  • Conference start date:
    19/04/2013
  • Conference finish date:
    20/04/2013
  • Print ISSN:
    1611-3349
  • Language:
    eng
Abstract
Application compartmentalisation decomposes software applications into sandboxed components, each delegated only the rights it requires to operate. Compartmentalisation is seeing increased deployment in vulnerability mitigation, motivated informally by appeal to the principle of least privilege. Drawing a comparison with capability systems, we consider how a distributed system interpretation supports an argument that compartmentalisation improves application security. © Springer-Verlag 2013.
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