Report: Measuring the Attack Surfaces of Enterprise Software [chapter]

Pratyusa K. Manadhata, Yuecel Karabulut, Jeannette M. Wing
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Software vendors are increasingly concerned about mitigating the security risk of their software. Code quality improvement is a traditional approach to mitigate security risk; measuring and reducing the attack surface of software is a complementary approach. In this paper, we apply a method for measuring attack surfaces to enterprise software written in Java. We implement a tool as an Eclipse plugin to measure an SAP software system's attack surface in an automated manner. We demonstrate the
more » ... sibility of our approach by measuring the attack surfaces of three versions of an SAP software system. We envision our measurement method and tool to be useful to software developers for improving software security and quality.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-00199-4_8 fatcat:io7mm6llm5g5hgi7j2biqxp74q