Summary: Needs 3 more YES or NO OBJECTION positions to pass.
Thanks for the discussion around my Discuss points, and the updates in response to my comments!
Thanks, Russ, as always, for a clear and well-written document. Some editorial nits: — Section 1.3 — Each of these advances pose a threat to widely deployed digital signature algorithms. “poses”, to match the singular “each”. Recent advances in cryptoanalysis [BH2013] “cryptanalysis”, no “o”. The HSS/LMS signature algorithm does not depend on the difficulty of discrete logarithm or factoring, as a result these algorithms are Comma splice. Make it a semicolon. — Section 2.2 — The second parameter is the number of bytes output by the hash function, m, which is the amount of data associated with each node in the tree. It’s a small thing, but I think the “m” is misplaced where it is, and suggest “…the number of bytes, m, output by the hash function….” — Section 3 — Each format includes a counter and type codes that indirectly providing all of the information that is needed “provide” — Section 5 — When signed attributes are absent, the HSS/LMS signature is computed over the content. When signed attributes are present, a hash is computed over the content using the same hash function that is used in the HSS/LMS tree, and then a message-digest attribute is constructed to contain the resulting hash value, and then the result of DER encoding the set of signed attributes (which MUST include a content-type attribute and a message-digest attribute, and then the HSS/LMS signature is computed over the DER-encoded output. You’re missing a “)” there, which makes it a bit odd. I think it should be “(which MUST include a content-type attribute and a message-digest attribute), and then….” digestAlgorithm MUST contain the one-way hash function used to in the HSS/LMS tree. Remove “to”. — Section 6 — While the consequences of an inadequate pseudo-random number generator (PRNGs) to generate these values is much less severe than the generation of private keys “than in the generation” — Appendix — Just a note that I did not review the ASN.1 module.
Hi thank you for this document. There have been recent advances in cryptanalysis and advances in the development of quantum computers. Each of these advances pose a threat to widely deployed digital signature algorithms. Recent advances in cryptoanalysis [BH2013] and progress in the development of quantum computers [NAS2019] pose a threat to widely deployed digital signature algorithms. looks redundant. -m