[TLS] [Editorial Errata Reported] RFC5246 (4750)

RFC Errata System <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org> Wed, 27 July 2016 01:40 UTC

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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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http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?rfc=5246&eid=4750

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Type: Editorial
Reported by: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>

Section: 4.3 Vectors

Original Text
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The length of
   an encoded vector must be an even multiple of the length of a single
   element (for example, a 17-byte vector of uint16 would be illegal).

Corrected Text
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The length of
   an encoded vector must be a whole multiple of the length of a single
   element (for example, a 17-byte vector of uint16 would be illegal).

Notes
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Original text implies vectors can only contain even (0,2,4,6,8...) numbers of elements.  The example does not resolve this but indicates the intent is that parts of elements are not allowed. It is clear from other examples that odd numbers of elements are permitted.

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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