[KEYPROV] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6030 (3418)

RFC Errata System <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org> Tue, 27 November 2012 04:49 UTC

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Subject: [KEYPROV] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6030 (3418)
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The following errata report has been submitted for RFC6030,
"Portable Symmetric Key Container (PSKC)".

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You may review the report below and at:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?rfc=6030&eid=3418

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Type: Technical
Reported by: Simon Josefsson <simon@josefsson.org>;

Section: 7 and 11

Original Text
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Section 7:
       <Signature>

Section 11:
               <xs:element name="Signature"
                    type="ds:SignatureType" minOccurs="0"/>


Corrected Text
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Section 7:
       <ds:Signature>

Section 11:
               <xs:element ref="ds:Signature" minOccurs="0"/>


Notes
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It seems the Signature element is in the wrong namespace, making PSKC incompatible with the XMLDsig specification.

There is a thread on this on the XMLSec mailing list:

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.xmlsec/4178

Both Aleksey Sanin (author of the XMLSec library) and G. Ken Holman (XML
expert) appear to believe this is an error in the XML schema for PSKC:

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.xmlsec/4178/focus=4181
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.xmlsec/4178/focus=4185

This was brought up on the keyprov mailing list:

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.ietf.keyprov/1011

/Simon

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RFC6030 (draft-ietf-keyprov-pskc-09)
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Title               : Portable Symmetric Key Container (PSKC)
Publication Date    : October 2010
Author(s)           : P. Hoyer, M. Pei, S. Machani
Category            : PROPOSED STANDARD
Source              : Provisioning of Symmetric Keys
Area                : Security
Stream              : IETF
Verifying Party     : IESG