[TLS] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC5246 (4382)

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Subject: [TLS] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC5246 (4382)
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The following errata report has been submitted for RFC5246,
"The Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol Version 1.2".

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You may review the report below and at:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?rfc=5246&eid=4382

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Type: Technical
Reported by: Laura Corcoran <lscorco@nsa.gov>

Section: 4.3

Original Text
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In the following example, Datum is defined to be three consecutive
   bytes that the protocol does not interpret, while Data is three
   consecutive Datum, consuming a total of nine bytes.

      opaque Datum[3];      /* three uninterpreted bytes */
      Datum Data[9];        /* 3 consecutive 3 byte vectors */


Corrected Text
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In the following example, Datum is defined to be three consecutive
   bytes that the protocol does not interpret, while Data is three
   consecutive Datum, consuming a total of nine bytes.

      opaque Datum[3];      /* three uninterpreted bytes */
      Datum Data[3];        /* 3 consecutive 3 byte vectors */


Notes
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The 9 in "Datum Data[9]" should be a 3 because Datum is a data type that consumes 3 bytes, so as written the Data vector is 27 bytes long. To make it a 9 byte vector the 9 must change to a 3.

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RFC5246 (draft-ietf-tls-rfc4346-bis-10)
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Title               : The Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol Version 1.2
Publication Date    : August 2008
Author(s)           : T. Dierks, E. Rescorla
Category            : PROPOSED STANDARD
Source              : Transport Layer Security
Area                : Security
Stream              : IETF
Verifying Party     : IESG