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RFC 5915, "Elliptic Curve Private Key Structure", June 2010

Source of RFC: IETF - NON WORKING GROUP
Area Assignment: sec

Errata ID: 2698
Status: Verified
Type: Technical

Reported By: Sean Turner
Date Reported: 2011-01-31
Verifier Name: Stephen Farrell
Date Verified: 2011-11-12

Section 4 says:

PEM encoding the DER-encoded ECPrivateKey is
common; "Proc-Type:" and "DEK-INFO:" fields [RFC1421] followed by the
DER-encoded ECPrivateKey are sandwiched between:

It should say:

PEM encoding the DER-encoded ECPrivateKey is
common; "Proc-Type:" and "DEK-Info:" fields [RFC1421] (each on a new line),
followed by a blank line, and then followed by the Base64 encoding (see
Section 4 of [RFC4648]) of the DER-encoded ECPrivateKey are sandwiched
between:

Notes:

Needed to indicate that the Proc-Type and DEK-Info are on separate lines and that there is a blank line between the DEK-Info and the ECPrivateKey. Also it's not clear that the ECPrivateKey structure is PEM encoded during this process - it is. And finally, "DEK-INFO" should really have been "DEK-Info". This aligns with current industry practice.

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