# Deciding knowledge in security protocols under some e-voting theories

Mouhebeddine Berrima; Narjes Ben Rajeb; Véronique Cortier

RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications (2011)

- Volume: 45, Issue: 3, page 269-299
- ISSN: 0988-3754

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topBerrima, Mouhebeddine, Ben Rajeb, Narjes, and Cortier, Véronique. "Deciding knowledge in security protocols under some e-voting theories." RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications 45.3 (2011): 269-299. <http://eudml.org/doc/273081>.

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abstract = {In the last decade, formal methods have proved their interest when analyzing security protocols. Security protocols require in particular to reason about the attacker knowledge. Two standard notions are often considered in formal approaches: deducibility and indistinguishability relations. The first notion states whether an attacker can learn the value of a secret, while the latter states whether an attacker can notice some difference between protocol runs with different values of the secret. Several decision procedures have been developed so far for both notions but none of them can be applied in the context of e-voting protocols, which require dedicated cryptographic primitives. In this work, we show that both deduction and indistinguishability are decidable in polynomial time for two theories modeling the primitives of e-voting protocols.},

author = {Berrima, Mouhebeddine, Ben Rajeb, Narjes, Cortier, Véronique},

journal = {RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications},

keywords = {security protocols; formal methods; decidability; e-voting; equational theory; deduction; static equivalence},

language = {eng},

number = {3},

pages = {269-299},

publisher = {EDP-Sciences},

title = {Deciding knowledge in security protocols under some e-voting theories},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/273081},

volume = {45},

year = {2011},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Berrima, Mouhebeddine

AU - Ben Rajeb, Narjes

AU - Cortier, Véronique

TI - Deciding knowledge in security protocols under some e-voting theories

JO - RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications - Informatique Théorique et Applications

PY - 2011

PB - EDP-Sciences

VL - 45

IS - 3

SP - 269

EP - 299

AB - In the last decade, formal methods have proved their interest when analyzing security protocols. Security protocols require in particular to reason about the attacker knowledge. Two standard notions are often considered in formal approaches: deducibility and indistinguishability relations. The first notion states whether an attacker can learn the value of a secret, while the latter states whether an attacker can notice some difference between protocol runs with different values of the secret. Several decision procedures have been developed so far for both notions but none of them can be applied in the context of e-voting protocols, which require dedicated cryptographic primitives. In this work, we show that both deduction and indistinguishability are decidable in polynomial time for two theories modeling the primitives of e-voting protocols.

LA - eng

KW - security protocols; formal methods; decidability; e-voting; equational theory; deduction; static equivalence

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/273081

ER -

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