[Servercert-wg] Compromised/Weak Keys Ballot Proposal

Wayne Thayer wthayer at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 00:08:25 UTC 2024

Thank you fo the feedback Aaron. I agree with both points you made in the
PR and have updated it to reflect your suggestions.

- Wayne

On Mon, Feb 12, 2024 at 12:27 PM Aaron Gable <aaron at letsencrypt.org> wrote:

> Thank you Wayne! I think this gets close to the sweet spot for me,
> personally. I've left two small comments on the ballot, but on the whole I
> think I like this approach.
> Thanks again,
> Aaron
> On Mon, Feb 12, 2024 at 8:18 AM Wayne Thayer via Servercert-wg <
> servercert-wg at cabforum.org> wrote:
>> Following up from the last SCWG teleconference, I've reviewed the
>> feedback from the discussion [1] and voting [2] periods for ballot SC-59
>> Weak Key Guidance, along with the prior discussions on the "made aware"
>> language in section [3] and I would like to propose the following
>> Baseline Requirements improvements:
>> * Scope the "made aware" language to "made aware via the CA's
>> documented problem reporting mechanism". This addresses the concern that I
>> raised by limiting how a CA can be "made aware". [4]
>> * Remove the Debian requirements from the prior weak keys ballot and
>> replace them with language that excludes Debian weak keys. Otherwise use
>> the language from the prior ballot, with the exception of a new effective
>> date. This consolidates feedback that CAs do desire the clarity that would
>> have been provided by the prior ballot, but many believe that the burden
>> for rejecting Debian weak keys exceeds the value of doing so at this point
>> in time.
>> Here's the result: https://github.com/wthayer/servercert/pull/1/files
>> Note that, while there has been discussion about completely removing weak
>> key checking requirements, there does not appear to be a consensus to do so.
>> I would appreciate everyone's feedback on the proposal, and I am also
>> seeking endorsers.
>> Thanks,
>> Wayne
>> [1]
>> https://lists.cabforum.org/pipermail/servercert-wg/2023-July/003820.html
>> [2]
>> https://lists.cabforum.org/pipermail/servercert-wg/2023-July/003857.html
>> [3]
>> https://lists.cabforum.org/pipermail/servercert-wg/2023-July/003902.html
>> [4] https://github.com/cabforum/servercert/issues/442
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