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RFC 7468, "Textual Encodings of PKIX, PKCS, and CMS Structures", April 2015

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

Errata ID: 4508

Status: Verified
Type: Technical

Reported By: Sean Leonard
Date Reported: 2015-10-20
Verifier Name: Stephen Farrell
Date Verified: 2016-06-10

Section 3 says:

  preeb      = "-----BEGIN " label "-----" ; unlike [RFC1421] (A)BNF,
                                           ; eol is not required (but
  posteb     = "-----END " label "-----"   ; see [RFC1421], Section 4.4)

It should say:

  preeb      = "-----" %x42.45.47.49.4E " " label "-----" 

  posteb     = "-----" %x45.4E.44 " " label"-----"
                         ; unlike [RFC1421] (A)BNF, eol is not required
                         ; (but see [RFC1421], Section 4.4)

OR:

  preeb      = %s"-----BEGIN " label "-----" ; unlike [RFC1421] (A)BNF,
                                             ; eol is not required (but
  posteb     = %s"-----END " label "-----"   ; see [RFC1421],
                                             ; Section 4.4)

...with reference to RFC 7405.

Notes:

The encapsulation boundaries are case-sensitive, including (especially) the BEGIN and END characters. Nearly all implementations enforce the case sensitivity of BEGIN and END on input, and all surveyed implementations output all-caps.

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