RFC 4490, "Using the GOST 28147-89, GOST R 34.11-94, GOST R 34.10-94, and GOST R 34.10-2001 Algorithms with Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)", May 2006Source of RFC: smime (sec)
Errata ID: 1884
Publication Format(s) : TEXT
Reported By: Alfred Hoenes
Date Reported: 2009-09-17
Rejected by: Tim Polk
Date Rejected: 2010-07-20
Section 2.1, pg. 4 says:
When the Message Digest authenticated attribute is present, the | DigestedData digest contains a 32-byte digest in little-endian representation:
It should say:
When the Message Digest authenticated attribute is present, the | DigestedData digest contains a 32-byte digest in big-endian representation:
- Contradiction to other parts of the document,
which use "big-endian" == 'network byte order'
as established in the Internet architecture.
- Please also note that the ASN.1 BER/DER encoding is
based on the 'natural' byte order for left-to-right
scripts -- otherwise the intrinsically variable-length
representation used would be very complicated to deal
with in processing.
- Intrduction of varying endian-ness is a likely source
of implementation issues and, consequentially,
authors confirmed that the DigestedData digest is encoded in little-endian representation in all