Software Inventory Message and Attributes (SWIMA) for PA-TNC
RFC 8412

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (July 2018; No errata)
Last updated 2018-07-05
Replaces draft-ietf-sacm-nea-swid-patnc
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        C. Schmidt
Request for Comments: 8412                                     D. Haynes
Category: Standards Track                                      C. Coffin
ISSN: 2070-1721                                    The MITRE Corporation
                                                           D. Waltermire
                          National Institute of Standards and Technology
                                                     J. Fitzgerald-McKay
                                  United States National Security Agency
                                                               July 2018

      Software Inventory Message and Attributes (SWIMA) for PA-TNC

Abstract

   This document extends "PA-TNC: A Posture Attribute (PA) Protocol
   Compatible with Trusted Network Connect (TNC)" (RFC 5792) by
   providing specific attributes and message exchanges to allow
   endpoints to report their installed software inventory information to
   a NEA Server, as defined in "Network Endpoint Assessment (NEA):
   Overview and Requirements" (RFC 5209).

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8412.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
      1.1. Network Endpoint Assessment (NEA) ..........................6
      1.2. Conventions Used in This Document ..........................7
      1.3. Definitions ................................................7
   2. Background ......................................................8
      2.1. Supported Use Cases ........................................8
           2.1.1. Use Software Inventory as an Access Control Factor ..8
           2.1.2. Central Stores of Up-to-Date Endpoint
                  Software Inventory Data .............................9
           2.1.3. PA-TNC Use Cases ....................................9
      2.2. Use Cases That Are Not Supported ...........................9
      2.3. SWIMA Requirements ........................................10
      2.4. Non-SWIMA Requirements ....................................11
      2.5. Assumptions ...............................................12
      2.6. Assumptions Not Made ......................................12
   3. System Requirements ............................................12
      3.1. Data Sources ..............................................13
      3.2. Data Models ...............................................14
      3.3. Basic Attribute Exchange ..................................16
      3.4. Core Software-Reporting Information .......................17
           3.4.1. Software Identifiers ...............................17
           3.4.2. Data Model Type ....................................19
           3.4.3. Record Identifiers .................................19
           3.4.4. Software Locators ..................................20
           3.4.5. Source Identifiers .................................21
           3.4.6. Using Software and Record Identifiers in
                  SWIMA Attributes ...................................22
      3.5. Targeted Requests .........................................22
      3.6. Monitoring Changes in an Endpoint's Software
           Inventory Evidence Collection .............................23

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      3.7. Reporting Change Events ...................................26
           3.7.1. Event Identifiers ..................................27
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