[kitten] Last Call: <draft-ietf-kitten-pkinit-alg-agility-04.txt> (PKINIT Algorithm Agility) to Proposed Standard
The IESG has received a request from the Common Authentication Technology
Next Generation WG (kitten) to consider the following document: - 'PKINIT
<draft-ietf-kitten-pkinit-alg-agility-04.txt> as Proposed Standard
The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits final
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This document updates PKINIT, as defined in RFC 4556, to remove
protocol structures tied to specific cryptographic algorithms. The
PKINIT key derivation function is made negotiable, and the digest
algorithms for signing the pre-authentication data and the client's
X.509 certificates are made discoverable.
These changes provide preemptive protection against vulnerabilities
discovered in the future against any specific cryptographic
algorithm, and allow incremental deployment of newer algorithms.