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RFC 3279, "Algorithms and Identifiers for the Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile", April 2002

Source of RFC: pkix (sec)

Errata ID: 4036
Status: Verified
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Matthias Koenig
Date Reported: 2014-07-03
Verifier Name: Kathleen Moriarty
Date Verified: 2015-03-31

Section 2.3.3 says:

g specifies the generator of the multiplicative subgroup of order g;

It should say:

g specifies the generator of the multiplicative subgroup of order q;

Notes:

RFC2631 states that g is of order q mod p (section 2.1.1).
Also, X9.42 (which is referenced in section 2.3.3 of RFC3279) defines g as
"generator of the q-order cyclic subgroup of GF(p), that is, an element of order q in the multiplicative group of GF(p)" (X9.42:2001, section 4.1)

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