Reducing the security bits for MD5 and SHA1 in TLS
tjh at cryptsoft.com
Thu Jun 18 02:20:07 UTC 2020
Given that this change impacts interoperability in a major way it should be
a policy vote of the OMC IMHO.
On Thu, 18 Jun 2020, 5:57 am Kurt Roeckx, <kurt at roeckx.be> wrote:
> On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 12:14:13PM +0100, Matt Caswell wrote:
> > PR 10787 proposed to reduce the number of security bits for MD5 and SHA1
> > in TLS (master branch only, i.e. OpenSSL 3.0):
> > https://github.com/openssl/openssl/pull/10787
> > This would have the impact of meaning that TLS < 1.2 would not be
> > available in the default security level of 1. You would have to set the
> > security level to 0.
> > In my mind this feels like the right thing to do. The security bit
> > calculations should reflect reality, and if that means that TLS < 1.2 no
> > longer meets the policy for security level 1, then that is just the
> > security level doing its job. However this *is* a significant breaking
> > change and worthy of discussion. Since OpenSSL 3.0 is a major release it
> > seems that now is the right time to make such changes.
> > IMO it seems appropriate to have an OMC vote on this topic (or should it
> > be OTC?). Possible wording:
> So should that be an OMC or OTC vote, or does it not need a vote?
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