Re: [Acme] ACME or EST?

Tony Arcieri <bascule@gmail.com> Wed, 26 November 2014 00:08 UTC

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From: Tony Arcieri <bascule@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [Acme] ACME or EST?
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On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 4:03 PM, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> wrote:

> There you go. :-) Folks who have fought with ASN.1 longer than JOSE find
> CMS's "handful of problems" already solved


More generally, there were two severe vulnerabilities discovered this year
related to ASN.1:

https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity14/technical-sessions/presentation/meyer
http://www.intelsecurity.com/resources/wp-berserk-analysis-part-1.pdf

ASN.1 is *not* "LANGSEC-friendly". JOSE comes a lot closer. For that reason
alone, ASN.1 is inferior.

-- 
Tony Arcieri