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RFC 8391, "XMSS: eXtended Merkle Signature Scheme", May 2018

Source of RFC: IRTF
See Also: RFC 8391 w/ inline errata

Errata ID: 7412
Status: Verified
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Rafael Misoczki
Date Reported: 2023-04-02
Verifier Name: Colin Perkins
Date Verified: 2023-04-10

Section 2.6 (Algorithm 1) says:

bits += 8;

It should say:

bits = 8;


"bits += 8;" is misleading and results in one useless addition.

This is true because this instruction appears after the program ensured that "bits == 0".

Therefore, "bits = 8;" is the actual instruction that should be executed here.

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