Re: [secdir] Secdir last call review of draft-ietf-jmap-core-12

"Kurt Andersen (IETF)" <kurta+ietf@drkurt.com> Thu, 03 January 2019 17:21 UTC

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From: "Kurt Andersen (IETF)" <kurta+ietf@drkurt.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2019 09:21:12 -0800
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To: Tero Kivinen <kivinen@iki.fi>
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Subject: Re: [secdir] Secdir last call review of draft-ietf-jmap-core-12
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On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 4:04 AM Tero Kivinen <kivinen@iki.fi>; wrote:

> Reviewer: Tero Kivinen
> Review result: Has Issues
>
> This document also has quite a lot of privacy concerns which are not
> addressed by it. For example email delivery and event notifications can
> leak lots of information even to passive attackers.
>

How is this any different than the risks present in current mechanisms
(websockets, HTTP, MAPI, IMAP, etc.)? I don't see this as a new risk being
introduced by the JMAP protocol.

Of course sharing mailboxes between multiple users (one of the
> examples given in 1.6.2), has lots of privacy issues.
>

Again, this is not a new risk being introduced by JMAP. It seems unfair to
saddle the JMAP protocol with the responsibility of documenting a
comprehensive set of privacy and security risks for bad or risky behaviours
that have been a wide part of common practice for decades.

--Kurt Andersen