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RFC 5280, "Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile", May 2008

Source of RFC: pkix (sec)

Errata ID: 5938
Status: Reported
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Yuting Chen
Date Reported: 2019-12-15

Section 6.1 says:

The primary goal of path validation is to verify the binding between
a subject distinguished name or a subject alternative name and
subject public key, as represented in the target certificate, based
on the public key of the trust anchor. In most cases, the target

It should say:

  The primary goal of path validation is to verify the binding between
| a subject distinguished name and/or a subject alternative name and
  subject public key, as represented in the target certificate, based
  on the public key of the trust anchor. In most cases, the target

Notes:

The correction conforms to the first paragraph, Sec. 6, "Certification
path processing verifies the binding between the subject distinguished
name and/or subject alternative name and subject public key."

In addition, it is not very clear in RFC 5280, given a certificate with
a non-empty subject DN and an SAN extension instance (critical or
non-critical), which one (the subject DN, the SAN extension, or they
both) should be bound to the subject public key during path validation.
More explanations are needed.

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