Purpose of the Group
The purpose of this group is to develop methods of safely distributing security-relevant patches to critical systems. It is directed to methods of distributing software patches in such a way that they cannot be reverse-engineered and used against other sites.
We hope to identify some of the ways that distribution of security patches and tools may be made safer.
Suggested several ways that security patches and tools may be made safer and summarized findings in the paper "Low-Threat Security Patches and Tools". An abstract for the paper is available.
Members of the Group
The Secure Patch Distribution Group is composed of the following COAST students and faculty:
- Eugene Spafford, Director
- Samual Wagstaff, Faculty
- Ganesh Krishnan, Graduate Student
- Markus Kuhn, Graduate Student
- Lyle Bertz, Graduate Student
COAST Secure Patch Distribution Group