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RFC 4634, "US Secure Hash Algorithms (SHA and HMAC-SHA)", July 2006

Note: This RFC has been obsoleted by RFC 6234

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

Errata ID: 2417
Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Alfred Hoenes
Date Reported: 2006-08-13
Held for Document Update by: Sean Turner
Date Held: 2010-08-06

Section 8.2.1 says:

The comment text, at the bottom of page 24, says:

 *  Caveats:
 *      SHA-1 is designed to work with messages less than 2^64 bits
 *      long. This implementation uses SHA1Input() to hash the bits
 *      that are a multiple of the size of an 8-bit character, and then
 *      uses SHA1FinalBits() to hash the final few bits of the input.
 */

It should say:

It should better say:

 *  Caveats:
 *      SHA-1 is designed to work with messages less than 2^64 bits
 *      long. This implementation uses SHA1Input() to hash the bits
 *      that are a multiple of the size of an 8-bit character, and then
|*      optionally uses SHA1FinalBits() to hash the final few bits of
 *      the input.
 */

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