Accession Number : ADA328599
Title : Supporting a Secure DBMS on the DTOS Microkernel (SDDM).
Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jul 95-Aug 96,
Corporate Author : SECURE COMPUTING CORP ROSEVILLE MN
Personal Author(s) : Minear, Spence ; O'Brien, Dick ; Te Winkel, Lynn
PDF Url : ADA328599
Report Date : MAR 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 50
Abstract : The problem addressed in this final technical report deals with hosting a secure database management system (DBMS) on a security-enhanced microkernel architecture. This problem is considered from both an operational issues standpoint and a security issues standpoint. The operational issues address how well microkernel features meet the operational needs of a DBMS. Operational issues discussed include threaded execution, schedulers, buffer managers and file systems. The three microkernels considered in this report are Mach/DTOS, Flux/Fluke, and LOCK and LOCK6. The security issues address how well microkernel security features can assist in implementing a secure DBMS on a security-enhanced microkernel. Of particular interest is how the DTOS access control mechanisms can be used to provide higher assurance for DBMS access controls. Both relational and object-oriented DBMSs are discussed.
Descriptors : *DATA BASES, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS), COMPUTER FILES, BUFFER STORAGE, OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING.
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Computer Systems Management and Standards
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE