The vulnerability of software components hinders the development of component technology. An effective assessment approach to component security level can promote the development of component technology.Thus, the current paper proposes a quantitative assessment approach to COTS (commercial-off-the- shelf) component security. The steps of interface fault injection and the assessment framework are given based on the internal factors of the tested component. The quantitative assessment algorithm and formula of component security level are also presented. The experiment results show that the approach not only can detect component security vulnerabilities effectively but also quantitatively assess the component security level.The score of component security can be accurately calculated, which represents the security level of the tested component. Copyright © 2013 Jinfu Chen et al.
Chen, J., Lu, Y., Wang, H., & Mao, C. (2013). A quantitative assessment approach to COTS component security. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/165029