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By Ariel Cohen


I would like to express my deep appreciation to my thesis advisors Professor Amir Pnueli and Professor Lenore Zuck for suggesting the subject of this thesis and for their guidance and encouragement in performing it. II Several security protocol verifiers were created in order to verify the secrecy and authenticity of security protocols. A recent one created by Bruno Blanchet- “Cryptographic Protocol Verifier” (CPV), uses Horn clauses. CPV has some important advantages such as being able to determine that a protocol is secure, the ability to handle an unbounded number of sessions of the protocol, and it being reasonably fast. Some of its weaker points are that in some cases a false attack could be identified as truly existing, and that the description of a detected attack is provided as a proof consisting of combinations of Horn clauses and rules which are quite cumbersome. “Temporal Logic Verifier ” (TLV), which provides a flexible environment for th

Year: 2004
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