Re: [smime] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC2631 (5480)

Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com> Mon, 27 August 2018 15:32 UTC

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From: Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com>
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Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 11:32:20 -0400
Cc: Ben Kaduk <kaduk@mit.edu>, Blake Ramsdell <blaker@gmail.com>, charlie.zhuo@ericsson.com, IETF SMIME <smime@ietf.org>, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@icann.org>
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Subject: Re: [smime] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC2631 (5480)
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Wow, this has gone a very long time without anyone noticing.  As far as I can tell, it have not resulted in any implementation errors.

Russ


> On Aug 27, 2018, at 4:55 AM, RFC Errata System <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>; wrote:
> 
> The following errata report has been submitted for RFC2631,
> "Diffie-Hellman Key Agreement Method".
> 
> --------------------------------------
> You may review the report below and at:
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/eid5480
> 
> --------------------------------------
> Type: Technical
> Reported by: Charlie Zhuo <charlie.zhuo@ericsson.com>;
> 
> Section: 2.1.1
> 
> Original Text
> -------------
> h is any integer with 1 < h < p-1 such that h{(p-1)/q} mod p > 1
> (g has order q mod p; i.e. g^q mod p = 1 if g!=1)
> 
> Corrected Text
> --------------
> h is any integer with 1 < h < p-1 such that h^{(p-1)/q} mod p > 1
> (g has order q mod p; i.e. g^q mod p = 1 if g!=1)
> 
> Notes
> -----
> the explanation of h misses exponentiation operation in formula.
> 
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> --------------------------------------
> RFC2631 (draft-ietf-smime-x942-07)
> --------------------------------------
> Title               : Diffie-Hellman Key Agreement Method
> Publication Date    : June 1999
> Author(s)           : E. Rescorla
> Category            : PROPOSED STANDARD
> Source              : S/MIME Mail Security
> Area                : Security
> Stream              : IETF
> Verifying Party     : IESG
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