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RFC3183, "Domain Security Services using S/MIME", October 2001

Source of RFC: smime (sec)

Errata ID: 3757

Status: Verified
Type: Technical

Reported By: Russ Housley
Date Reported: 2013-10-18
Verifier Name: Sean Turner
Date Verified: 2013-12-03

Section 3.1.2 says:

   An S/MIME signed attribute is used to indicate the type of signature.
   This should be used in conjunction with the naming conventions
   specified in the previous section.  When an S/MIME signed message
   containing the signature type attribute is received it triggers the
   software to verify that the correct naming convention has been used.

   The ASN.1 [4] notation of this attribute is: -

      SignatureType ::= SEQUENCE OF OBJECT IDENTIFIER

It should say:

   An S/MIME signed attribute is used to indicate the type of signature.
   This should be used in conjunction with the naming conventions
   specified in the previous section.  When an S/MIME signed message
   containing the signature type attribute is received it triggers the
   software to verify that the correct naming convention has been used.

   The following object identifier identifies the SignatureType
   attribute:

      id-aa-signatureType OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { iso(1) 
          member-body(2) us(840) rsadsi(113549) pkcs(1) pkcs9(9) 28 }

   The ASN.1 [4] notation of this attribute is:

      SignatureType ::= SEQUENCE OF OBJECT IDENTIFIER

Notes:

The specification provides the syntax for the SignatureType attribute,
but it fails to provide the object identifier for the attribute. The object
identifier was assigned, but for some reason it is not provided in the
document.


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