The IESG has approved the Internet-Draft 'Use of the AES Encryption
Algorithm in CMS' <draft-ietf-smime-aes-alg-07.txt> as a Proposed
Standard. This document is the product of the S/MIME Mail Security
Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Steven Bellovin and
This specification describes how to use the Advanced Encryption
Standard (AES) with the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS).
It gives the ASN.1 necessary when AES is used with each
recipient's public RSA key, with a Diffie-Hellman key exchange,
with a previously distributed symmetric key, and with a
key derived from a password.
Working Group Summary
There was no significant disagreement.
This specification was reviewed for the IESG by Steve Bellovin.