Re: [TLS] [pkix] Possible revocation delay issue with TLS stapling

"Miller, Timothy J." <tmiller@mitre.org> Mon, 29 March 2010 14:22 UTC

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Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:23:08 -0400
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Subject: Re: [TLS] [pkix] Possible revocation delay issue with TLS stapling
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>In TLS model, the client's authorization check is basically checking the
>server certificate DNS name against the expected DNS name.  I doubt
>browser model will go beyond that.

I wouldn't be so sure:

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~perspectives/index.html
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6415

Key continuity is quietly making it's way into the system as an additional security measure.  Whether or not a browser formally adopts KCM as a primary mechanism remains to be seen.

-- Tim