Identifying and Resolving Least Privilege Violations in Software Architectures

Koen Buyens, Bart De Win, Wouter Joosen
2009 2009 International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security  
Supporting a security principle, such as least privilege, in a software architecture is difficult. Systematic rules are lacking, no guidance explains how to apply the principle in practice. As a result, security principles are often neglected. This lowers the overall security level of the software system and the cost of fixing such problems later on in the development cycle is high. We propose an improvement in supporting least privilege in software architectures. We have identified
more » ... ntified architectural transformations that reduce violations to the principle of least privilege. These transformations have been implemented. We have applied the solution on a case study.
doi:10.1109/ares.2009.48 dblp:conf/IEEEares/BuyensWJ09 fatcat:efdimchlp5b5rgtun4ehzuzv3y