USENIX 2009 Annual Technical Conference

USENIX '09

This week I will attend the USENIX 2009 Annual Technical Conference, where Stephan Neuhaus will present one of our papers.

The Beauty and the Beast: Vulnerabilities in Red Hat’s Packages.
In an empirical study of 3241 Red Hat packages, we show that software vulnerabilities correlate with dependencies between packages. With formal concept analysis and statistical hypothesis testing, we identify dependencies that decrease the risk of vulnerabilities (beauties) or increase the risk (beasts).
Session “Bugs and Software Updates”. Friday 2-3:30pm.