Re: [TLS] [Editorial Errata Reported] RFC5246 (2165)

Yoav Nir <ynir@checkpoint.com> Tue, 20 April 2010 20:59 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] [Editorial Errata Reported] RFC5246 (2165)
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'diff' says no.
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From: tls-bounces@ietf.org [tls-bounces@ietf.org] On Behalf Of Michael D'Errico [mike-list@pobox.com]
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Subject: Re: [TLS] [Editorial Errata Reported] RFC5246 (2165)

Is there any difference between old and new other than the
inclusion of a missing close parenthesis?

Mike



RFC Errata System wrote:
> The following errata report has been submitted for RFC5246,
> "The Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol Version 1.2".
>
> --------------------------------------
> You may review the report below and at:
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?rfc=5246&eid=2165
>
> --------------------------------------
> Type: Editorial
> Reported by: Nikolai Malykh <nmalykh@protocols.ru>;
>
> Section: 6.2.3.2
>
> Original Text
> -------------
>    Example: If the block length is 8 bytes, the content length
>    (TLSCompressed.length) is 61 bytes, and the MAC length is 20 bytes,
>    then the length before padding is 82 bytes (this does not include the
>
>
>
> Dierks & Rescorla           Standards Track                    [Page 23]
>
> RFC 5246                          TLS                        August 2008
>
>
>    IV.  Thus, the padding length modulo 8 must be equal to 6 in order to
>    make the total length an even multiple of 8 bytes (the block length).
>    The padding length can be 6, 14, 22, and so on, through 254.  If the
>    padding length were the minimum necessary, 6, the padding would be 6
>    bytes, each containing the value 6.  Thus, the last 8 octets of the
>    GenericBlockCipher before block encryption would be xx 06 06 06 06 06
>    06 06, where xx is the last octet of the MAC.
>
>
> Corrected Text
> --------------
>    Example: If the block length is 8 bytes, the content length
>    (TLSCompressed.length) is 61 bytes, and the MAC length is 20 bytes,
>    then the length before padding is 82 bytes (this does not include the
>
>
>
> Dierks & Rescorla           Standards Track                    [Page 23]
>
> RFC 5246                          TLS                        August 2008
>
>
>    IV).  Thus, the padding length modulo 8 must be equal to 6 in order to
>    make the total length an even multiple of 8 bytes (the block length).
>    The padding length can be 6, 14, 22, and so on, through 254.  If the
>    padding length were the minimum necessary, 6, the padding would be 6
>    bytes, each containing the value 6.  Thus, the last 8 octets of the
>    GenericBlockCipher before block encryption would be xx 06 06 06 06 06
>    06 06, where xx is the last octet of the MAC.
>
>
> Notes
> -----
>
>
> Instructions:
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>
> --------------------------------------
> RFC5246 (draft-ietf-tls-rfc4346-bis-10)
> --------------------------------------
> 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
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