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Fwd: I-D ACTION:draft-housley-cms-fw-wrap-00.txt

2003-03-04 12:20:42

This isn't about S/MIME, but it is about an interesting use for CMS. It would be great to get this right the first time, so CMS folks might want to poke at this a bit.

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        Title           : Using CMS to Protect Firmware Packages
        Author(s)       : R. Housley
        Filename        : draft-housley-cms-fw-wrap-00.txt
        Pages           : 36
        Date            : 2003-2-12

This document describes the use of the Cryptographic Message Syntax
(CMS) to protect firmware packages.  A digital signature is used to
protect the firmware package from undetected modification and provide
data origin authentication.  Encryption is optionally used to protect
the firmware from disclosure, and compression is optionally used to
reduce the size of the protected firmware package.  A firmware
package loading signed receipt can optionally be generated to
acknowledge the successful loading of a firmware package.

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