New ASN.1 Modules for Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) and S/MIME
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, smime mailing list <email@example.com>, smime chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'New ASN.1 Modules for CMS and S/MIME' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'New ASN.1 Modules for CMS and S/MIME ' <draft-ietf-smime-new-asn1-07.txt> as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the S/MIME Mail Security Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Tim Polk and Pasi Eronen. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-smime-new-asn1-07.txt
Technical Summary The Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) format, and many associated formats, are expressed using ASN.1. The current ASN.1 modules conform to the 1988 version of ASN.1. This document updates those ASN.1 modules to conform to the 2002 version of ASN.1. There are no bits-on-the-wire changes to any of the formats; this is simply a change to the syntax. Working Group Summary This ID was discussed on the SMIME WG mailing list and at IETF 69, 70, and 71 (SMIME hasn't met since IETF 71). All SMIME WG Last Call issues have been resolved. Discussion during SMIME WG Last Call demonstrated working group consensus. This document has SMIME WG support. Note that the issue raised in PKIX on this document's sister document draft-ietf-pkix-new-asn1-05.txt (obsolete vs update) was not an issue in the SMIME WG. However, it is expected that whatever the result is that the SMIME WG ID will be on the same track. Document Quality This document obsoletes/updates a number of RFCs from the SMIME WG. The quality of the draft is comparable in quality to its predecessor. Personnel Sean Turner is the document Shepherd. Tim Polk is the responsible Security Area AD.