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S/MIME Mail Security (Concluded WG)
Sec Area: Roman Danyliw, Benjamin Kaduk | 1997-Nov-06 — 2010-Oct-12 
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2010-03-26 charter

S/MIME Mail Security (smime)
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 Charter

 Current Status: Active

 Chairs:
     Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org>
     Blake Ramsdell <blaker@gmail.com>

 Security Area Directors:
     Sean Turner <turners@ieca.com>
     Tim Polk <tim.polk@nist.gov>

 Security Area Advisor:
     Tim Polk <tim.polk@nist.gov>

 Mailing Lists:
     General Discussion: smime@ietf.org
     To Subscribe:       smime-request@ietf.org
     Archive:            http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/smime/current/maillist.html

Description of Working Group:

  The S/MIME Working Group has completed a series of Proposed Standards
  that comprise the S/MIME version 3.1 specification. As part of the
  specification update, a new suite of "mandatory to implement"
  algorithms
  was be selected. Current efforts update and build upon these base
  specifications.

  The Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) (RFC 3852) is cryptographic
  algorithm independent, yet there is always more than one way to use any
  algorithm. To ensure interoperability, each algorithm should have a
  specification that describes its use with CMS. Specifications for the
  use of additional cryptographic algorithms will be developed.

  CMS, as well as S/MIME version 3 and later, permit the use of
  previously
  distributed symmetric key-encryption keys. Specifications for the
  distribution of symmetric key-encryption keys to multiple message
  recipients will be developed. Mail List Agents (MLAs) are one use of
  symmetric key-encryption keys. The specification will be algorithm
  independent.

  To aid initial determination of recipient's cryptographic capabilities
  a
  specification will be developed allowing S/MIME capabilities to be
  stored and asserted in X.509 certificates based on the X.509
  certificate
  and CRL profile developed by the PKIX Working Group.

  The working group will perform necessary interoperability testing to
  progress the CMS and S/MIME specifications to Draft Standard. The CMS
  specification depends on the RFC 3280, which was developed by the PKIX
  working group. This profile must progress to Draft Standard before CMS
  and the other S/MIME specifications can progress to Draft Standard.
  Assuming timely progress by the PKIX Working Group, the S/MIME
  specification can start progressing to Draft Standard in 2005.


Goals and Milestones:
  Done     - First draft of security label usage specification.
  Done     - First draft of CMS RecipientInfo extension.
  Done     - Last call on KEA and SKIPJACK algorithm specification.
  Done     - Last call on small subgroup attack avoidance
  Done     - First draft of CAST algorithm specification.
  Done     - Last call on certificate distribution specification.
  Done     - First draft of mail list key distribution.
  Done     - Submit KEA and SKIPJACK algorithm specification as Informational RFC.
  Done     - Submit small subgroup attack avoidance as Informational RFC
  Done     - Last call on CAST algorithm specification.
  Done     - Last call on security label usage specification.
  Done     - Updated draft of domain security services document.
  Done     - Last call on IDEA algorithm specification.
  Done     - Last call on CMS RecipientInfo extension.
  Done     - Last call on mail list key distribution.
  Done     - Submit CAST algorithm specification as Informational RFC.
  Done     - Submit security label usage specification as Informational RFC.
  Done     - Submit IDEA algorithm specification as Informational RFC.
  Done     - Submit CMS RecipientInfo extension to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
  Done     - Last call on domain security services document.
  Done     - Submit domain security services as Experimental RFC.
  Done     - Submit RSA OAEP algorithm specification as Proposed Standard
  Done     - Submit mail list key distribution as a Proposed Standard
  Done     - Submit HMAC key wrap description as Proposed Standard
  Done     - Sumbit AES algorithm specification as Proposed Standard
  Done     - Submit X.400 CMS wrapper specification as a Proposed Standard
  Done     - Submit X.400 transport as a Proposed Standard
  Done     - Last call on CMS and ESS examples document
  Done     - First draft of RSA KEM algorithm specification
  Done     - Submit update to MSG as Proposed Standard
  Done     - Submit update to CERT as Proposed Standard
  Done     - Last call on RSA PSS algorithm specification
  Done     - Submit RSA PSS algorithm specification as Proposed Standard
  Done     - First draft of S/MIME Capabilities Certificate Extension
  Done     - Working Group Last Call for S/MIME Capabilities Certificate Extension
  Done     - Submit S/MIME Capabilities Certificate Extension as Informational RFC
  Done     - Submit SHA-2 algorithms with CMS as Proposed Standard
  Done     - Submit S/MIME Certificate Handling as Proposed Standard
  Done     - Submit S/MIME Message Specification as Proposed Standard
  Done     - Submit CMS as Draft Standard
  Dec 2008 - Submit necessary algorithms documents* as Draft Standard
  Dec 2008 - Submit Enhanced Security Services as Draft Standard
  Dec 2008 - Submit S/MIME Message Specification as Draft Standard
  Dec 2008 - Submit S/MIME Certificate Handling as Draft Standard


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