Synthesizing protocols for digital contract signing

K. Chatterjee, V. Raman, in:, Springer, 2012, pp. 152–168.


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Abstract
We study the automatic synthesis of fair non-repudiation protocols, a class of fair exchange protocols, used for digital contract signing. First, we show how to specify the objectives of the participating agents, the trusted third party (TTP) and the protocols as path formulas in Linear Temporal Logic (LTL) and prove that the satisfaction of the objectives of the agents and the TTP imply satisfaction of the protocol objectives. We then show that weak (co-operative) co-synthesis and classical (strictly competitive) co-synthesis fail in synthesizing these protocols, whereas assume-guarantee synthesis (AGS) succeeds. We demonstrate the success of assume-guarantee synthesis as follows: (a) any solution of assume-guarantee synthesis is attack-free; no subset of participants can violate the objectives of the other participants without violating their own objectives; (b) the Asokan-Shoup-Waidner (ASW) certified mail protocol that has known vulnerabilities is not a solution of AGS; and (c) the Kremer-Markowitch (KM) non-repudiation protocol is a solution of AGS. To our knowledge this is the first application of synthesis to fair non-repudiation protocols, and our results show how synthesis can generate correct protocols and automatically discover vulnerabilities. The solution to assume-guarantee synthesis can be computed efficiently as the secure equilibrium solution of three-player graph games. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.
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Date Published
2012-01-20
Acknowledgement
The research was supported by Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Grant No P 23499-N23 (Modern Graph Algorithmic Techniques in Formal Verification), FWF NFN Grant No S11407-N23 (RiSE), ERC Start grant (279307: Graph Games), and Microsoft faculty fellows award. The authors would like to thank Avik Chaudhuri for his invaluable help and feedback.
Volume
7148
Page
152 - 168
Conference
VMCAI: Verification, Model Checking and Abstract Interpretation
Conference Location
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Conference Date
2012-01-22 – 2012-01-24
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Chatterjee K, Raman V. Synthesizing protocols for digital contract signing. In: Vol 7148. Springer; 2012:152-168. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-27940-9_11
Chatterjee, K., & Raman, V. (2012). Synthesizing protocols for digital contract signing (Vol. 7148, pp. 152–168). Presented at the VMCAI: Verification, Model Checking and Abstract Interpretation, Philadelphia, PA, USA: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27940-9_11
Chatterjee, Krishnendu, and Vishwanath Raman. “Synthesizing Protocols for Digital Contract Signing,” 7148:152–68. Springer, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27940-9_11.
K. Chatterjee and V. Raman, “Synthesizing protocols for digital contract signing,” presented at the VMCAI: Verification, Model Checking and Abstract Interpretation, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2012, vol. 7148, pp. 152–168.
Chatterjee K, Raman V. 2012. Synthesizing protocols for digital contract signing. VMCAI: Verification, Model Checking and Abstract Interpretation, LNCS, vol. 7148. 152–168.
Chatterjee, Krishnendu, and Vishwanath Raman. Synthesizing Protocols for Digital Contract Signing. Vol. 7148, Springer, 2012, pp. 152–68, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-27940-9_11.

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