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Software Assurance Common Body of Knowledge Workshop|||June 1-2, 2005|Arlington, Virginia

Published

Author(s)

Michael J. Kass, Elizabeth N. Fong

Abstract

The National Software Reference Library (NSRL) of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) collects software from various sources and publishes file profiles computed from this software (such as MD5 and SHA-1 hashes) as a Reference Data Set (RDS) of information. The RDS can be used in the forensic examination of file systems, for example, to speed the process of identifying unknown or suspicious files. This paper describes the cross-platform, public domain, Linux/Apache/MySQL/Perl (LAMP) framework with which we produce the RDS from acquired software. The framework is easily deployed (it has been packaged on a Knoppix-based live CD) and allows for the distributed processing of large numbers of files in a loose, heterogeneous computing cluster. We go on to suggest that the framework is sufficiently general in its implementation to be suitable for application to classes of problems quite beyond our original scope.
Proceedings Title
Software Assurance Common Body of Knowledge Workshop
Conference Location
, MD

Citation

Kass, M. and Fong, E. (2005), Software Assurance Common Body of Knowledge Workshop|||June 1-2, 2005|Arlington, Virginia, Software Assurance Common Body of Knowledge Workshop, , MD (Accessed June 19, 2024)

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Created May 31, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021