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Lecture Notes in Informatics

Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment, GI SIG SIDAR Workshop, DIMVA 2004, Dortmund, Germany, July 6.7, 2004 P-46, 143-160 (2004).

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Foundations for intrusion prevention

Rubin Shai , Ian D. Alderman , David W. Parter and Mary K. Vernon


We propose an infrastructure that helps a system administrator to identify a newly published vulnerability on the site hosts and to evaluate the vulnerability's threat with respect to the administrator's security priorities. The infrastructure foundation is the vulnerability semantics, a small set of attributes for vulnerability definition. We demonstrate that with a few attributes it is possible to define the majority of the known vulnerabilities in a way that (i) facilitates their accurate identification, and (ii) enables the administrator to rank the vulnerabilities found according to the organization's security priorities. A large scale experiment demonstrates that our infrastructure can find significant vulnerabilities even in a site with a high security awareness.

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