Re: [lamps] I-D Action: draft-ietf-lamps-cms-mix-with-psk-00.txt

Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com> Mon, 17 September 2018 18:21 UTC

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Subject: Re: [lamps] I-D Action: draft-ietf-lamps-cms-mix-with-psk-00.txt
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This document was posted with only very minor editorial changes.

Russ


> On Sep 17, 2018, at 1:32 PM, internet-drafts@ietf.org wrote:
> 
> 
> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
> This draft is a work item of the Limited Additional Mechanisms for PKIX and SMIME WG of the IETF.
> 
>        Title           : Using Pre-Shared Key (PSK) in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
>        Author          : Russell Housley
> 	Filename        : draft-ietf-lamps-cms-mix-with-psk-00.txt
> 	Pages           : 14
> 	Date            : 2018-09-17
> 
> Abstract:
>   The invention of a large-scale quantum computer would pose a serious
>   challenge for the cryptographic algorithms that are widely deployed
>   today.  The Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) supports key transport
>   and key agreement algorithms that could be broken by the invention of
>   such a quantum computer.  By storing communications that are
>   protected with the CMS today, someone could decrypt them in the
>   future when a large-scale quantum computer becomes available.  Once
>   quantum-secure key management algorithms are available, the CMS will
>   be extended to support them, if existing syntax the does not
>   accommodated them.  In the near-term, this document describes a
>   mechanism to protect today's communication from the future invention
>   of a large-scale quantum computer by mixing the output of key
>   transport and key agreement algorithms with a pre-shared key.
> 
> 
> The IETF datatracker status page for this draft is:
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-lamps-cms-mix-with-psk/
> 
> There are also htmlized versions available at:
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-lamps-cms-mix-with-psk-00
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/draft-ietf-lamps-cms-mix-with-psk-00
> 
> 
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