Formal verification of secure ad-hoc network routing protocols using deductive model-checking

Levente Buttyán, Ta Vinh Thong

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Abstract

Ad-hoc networks do not rely on a pre-installed infrastructure, but they are formed by end-user devices in a self-organized manner. A consequence of this principle is that end-user devices must also perform routing functions. However, end-user devices can easily be compromised, and they may not follow the routing protocol faithfully. Such compromised and misbehaving nodes can disrupt routing, and hence, disable the operation of the network. In order to cope with this problem, several secured routing protocols have been proposed for ad-hoc networks. However, many of them have design flaws that still make them vulnerable to attacks mounted by compromised nodes. In this paper, we propose a formal verification method for secure ad-hoc network routing protocols that helps increasing the confidence in a protocol by providing an analysis framework that is more systematic, and hence, less error-prone than the informal analysis. Our approach is based on a new process calculus that we specifically developed for secure ad-hoc network routing protocols and a deductive proof technique. The novelty of this approach is that contrary to prior attempts to formal verification of secure ad-hoc network routing protocols, our verification method can be made fully automated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 3rd Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 3rd Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2010 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Oct 13 2010Oct 15 2010

Publication series

Name2010 3rd Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2010

Other

Other2010 3rd Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2010
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period10/13/1010/15/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Buttyán, L., & Vinh Thong, T. (2010). Formal verification of secure ad-hoc network routing protocols using deductive model-checking. In 2010 3rd Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2010 [5678752] (2010 3rd Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/WMNC.2010.5678752