GSS-API Key Exchange with SHA2
draft-ietf-curdle-gss-keyex-sha2-07

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Internet Engineering Task Force                                 S. Sorce
Internet-Draft                                                  H. Kario
Updates: 4462 (if approved)                                Red Hat, Inc.
Intended status: Standards Track                             Nov 6, 2018
Expires: May 10, 2019

                     GSS-API Key Exchange with SHA2
                  draft-ietf-curdle-gss-keyex-sha2-07

Abstract

   This document specifies additions and amendments to RFC4462.  It
   defines a new key exchange method that uses SHA-2 for integrity and
   deprecates weak DH groups.  The purpose of this specification is to
   modernize the cryptographic primitives used by GSS Key Exchanges.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Rationale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Document Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   4.  New Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange methods . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  New Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange methods  . . .   4
     5.1.  Generic GSS-API Key Exchange with ECDH  . . . . . . . . .   4
     5.2.  ECDH Key Exchange Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     7.1.  New Finite Field DH mechanisms  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     7.2.  New Elliptic Curve DH mechanisms  . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     7.3.  GSSAPI Delegation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

1.  Introduction

   SSH GSS-API Methods [RFC4462] allows the use of GSSAPI for
   authentication and key exchange in SSH.  It defines three exchange
   methods all based on DH groups and SHA-1.  This document updates
   RFC4462 with new methods intended to support environments that desire
   to use the SHA-2 cryptographic hash functions.

2.  Rationale

   Due to security concerns with SHA-1 [RFC6194] and with MODP groups
   with less than 2048 bits [NIST-SP-800-131Ar1] we propose the use of
   the SHA-2 [RFC6234] based hashes with DH group14, group15, group16,
   group17 and group18 [RFC3526].  Additionally we add support for key
   exchange based on Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman with the NIST P-256,
   P-384 and P-521 as well as the X25519 and X448 curves.  Following the
   rationale of [RFC8268] only SHA-256 and SHA-512 hashes are used for
   DH groups.  For NIST curves the same curve-to-hashing algorithm
   pairing used in [RFC5656] is adopted for consistency.

3.  Document Conventions

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

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4.  New Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange methods

   This document adopts the same naming convention defined in [RFC4462]
   to define families of methods that cover any GSS-API mechanism used
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