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Alternative correctness criteria for concurrent execution of transactions in multilevel secure databases

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2 Author(s)
S. Jajodia ; Dept. of Inf. & Software Syst. Eng., George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA, USA ; V. Atluri

Two different areas related to the concurrency control in multilevel secure, multiversion databases are considered. First, the issue of correctness criteria that are weaker than one-copy serializability are explored. The requirements for a weaker correctness criterion are that it should preserve database consistency in some meaningful way, and moreover, it should be implementable in a way that does not require the scheduler to be trusted. Three different, increasingly stricter notions of serializability that can serve as substitutes for one-copy serializability are proposed. Second, a multiversion timestamping protocol is presented that has several very desirable properties: it is secure, produces multiversion histories that are equivalent to one-serial histories in which transactions are placed in a timestamp order, avoids livelocks, and can be implemented using single-level untrusted schedulers

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Research in Security and Privacy, 1992. Proceedings., 1992 IEEE Computer Society Symposium on

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4-6 May 1992