Using Message Authentication Code (MAC) Encryption in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Using MAC-authenticated Encryption in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)' to Proposed Standard (draft-gutmann-cms-hmac-enc-06.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Using MAC-authenticated Encryption in the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)' (draft-gutmann-cms-hmac-enc-06.txt) as a Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Sean Turner. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-gutmann-cms-hmac-enc/
Technical Summary This document specifies the conventions for using MAC-authenticated encryption with the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) authenticated- enveloped-data content type. This mirrors the use of a MAC combined with an encryption algorithm that's already employed in IPsec, SSL/ TLS, and SSH, which is widely supported in existing crypto libraries and hardware, and has been extensively analysed by the crypto community. Working Group Summary This document was discussed in the S/MIME WG list. It's just a new algorithm for an existing standards-track S/MIME mechanism, so there wasn't any controversy over anything. Document Quality There's an existing implementation that's been deployed for about a year, and two more that have indicated they're implementing it (I'd have to check the current status, since I don't want to say "X has comitted to put it in their next release" on their behalf). Personnel Peter Gutmann is the Document Shepherd. Sean Turner is the Responsible AD.