Re: [smime] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC2631 (6302)

Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com> Wed, 07 October 2020 13:47 UTC

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From: Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com>
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Subject: Re: [smime] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC2631 (6302)
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This looks correct to me.

Russ

> On Oct 7, 2020, at 4:35 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:
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/eid6302
> 
> --------------------------------------
> Type: Technical
> Reported by: Abdullah Talayhan <abdullahttj@gmail.com>
> 
> Section: 2.2.1.1
> 
> Original Text
> -------------
> 3. Set N’= L/1024
> 
> 
> Corrected Text
> --------------
> 3. Set N = L/1024
> 
> Notes
> -----
> The definition of N' is not used in the document. On line 19 of the algorithm, we have "If counter < (4096 * N) then go to 8.". Hence, either the definition on line 3 has to be N instead of N', or it should be N' instead of N on line 19.
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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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