Re: [pkix] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6277 (5892)

Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com> Wed, 06 November 2019 18:05 UTC

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From: Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com>
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Subject: Re: [pkix] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6277 (5892)
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Ben:
> 
> On Fri, Nov 01, 2019 at 06:26:13PM -0700, RFC Errata System wrote:
>> The following errata report has been submitted for RFC6277,
>> "Online Certificate Status Protocol Algorithm Agility".
>> 
>> --------------------------------------
>> You may review the report below and at:
>> https://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/eid5892
>> 
>> --------------------------------------
>> Type: Technical
>> Reported by: Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com>
>> 
>> Section: Appendix A.1
>> 
>> Original Text
>> -------------
>>   PreferredSignatureAlgorithm ::= SEQUENCE {
>>    sigIdentifier       AlgorithmIdentifier{SIGNATURE-ALGORITHM, {...}},
>>    pubKeyAlgIdentifier SMIMECapability{PUBLIC-KEY, {...}} OPTIONAL  }
>> 
>> 
>> Corrected Text
>> --------------
>>   PreferredSignatureAlgorithm ::= SEQUENCE {
>>    sigIdentifier       AlgorithmIdentifier{SIGNATURE-ALGORITHM, {...}},
>>    pubKeyAlgIdentifier AlgorithmIdentifier{PUBLIC-KEY, {...}} OPTIONAL}
> 
> Is this going to encode in the same way as the 1988-syntax version (from
> Appendix A.2):
> 
>     PreferredSignatureAlgorithm ::= SEQUENCE {
>        sigIdentifier        AlgorithmIdentifier,
>        pubKeyAlgIdentifier  SMIMECapability OPTIONAL
>        }

Yes, this will produce the same "bits on the wire".

Russ