Mapping linux security targets to existing test suites

C. A. Ardagna, E. Damiani, N. E. Ioini, F. Frati, P. Giovannini, R. Tchokpon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

1 Scopus citations


The Common Criteria standard provides an infrastructure for evaluating security functions of IT products and for certifying that security policies claimed by product suppliers are correctly enforced by the security functions themselves. Certifying Open Source software (OSS) can pave the way to OSS adoption in a number of security-conscious application environments. Recent experiences in certifying Linux distributions has pointed out the problem of finding a mapping between descriptions of OSS security functions and existingtest suites developed independently, such as the Linux Test Project. In this paper, we describe a mechanism, based on matching techniques, which semiautomatically associates security functions to existing test suite such as the ones developed by Open Source communities.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationOpen Source Development, Communities and Quality
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP 20th World Computer Congress, Working Group 2.3 on Open Source Software
EditorsBarbara Russo, Giancarlo Succi, Ernesto Damiani, Scott Hissam, Björn Lundell
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2008

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1571-5736


Dive into the research topics of 'Mapping linux security targets to existing test suites'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this