Dear S/MIME WG:
Yes, we are making another round of updates to CMS. I expect them to be
very minor. The changes are described in Section 1.2, which says:
This document obsoletes RFC 3369 [CMS2]. As discussed above, RFC
3369 introduced an extension mechanism to support new key management
schemes without further changes to the CMS. This document introduces
a similar extension mechanism to support additional certificate
formats for the verification of digital signatures without further
changes to the CMS. Backward compatibility with both RFC 2630 and
RFC 3369 is preserved.
I expect to fold in all of the changes needed to correct the errata posted
on the RFC Editor's web site in the next version. Also, Peter Gutmann has
asked for some clarification of countersignature. Finally, Jim Schaad has
suggested that support for "other format" revocation status information is
appropriate since "other format" certificates are being supported.
I do not expect these changes to take long. I will post -01 before the end
of the week.
A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
This draft is a work item of the S/MIME Mail Security Working Group of the
Title : Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)
Author(s) : R. Housley
Filename : draft-ietf-smime-rfc3369bis-00.txt
Pages : 53
Date : 2004-3-16
This document describes the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS). This
syntax is used to digitally sign, digest, authenticate, or encrypt
arbitrary message content.
A URL for this Internet-Draft is: