RFC 4108

Using Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) to Protect Firmware Packages, August 2005

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4108.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Author:
R. Housley
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC4108

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Abstract

This document describes the use of the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) to protect firmware packages, which provide object code for one or more hardware module components. CMS is specified in RFC 3852. A digital signature is used to protect the firmware package from undetected modification and to provide data origin authentication. Encryption is optionally used to protect the firmware package from disclosure, and compression is optionally used to reduce the size of the protected firmware package. A firmware package loading receipt can optionally be generated to acknowledge the successful loading of a firmware package. Similarly, a firmware package load error report can optionally be generated to convey the failure to load a firmware package. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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