[cabfpub] Ballot 108: Clarifying the scope of the baseline requirements
rob.stradling at comodo.com
Mon Aug 12 23:12:02 UTC 2013
On 08/08/13 09:58, Gervase Markham wrote:
> On 07/08/13 18:59, Ryan Sleevi wrote:
>> All we're talking about is what the cert validation library (*not* the
>> SSL library) will do if it sees a cert with SGC EKUs, but no Server
>> Auth / Client Auth EKUs.
>> The cited libraries will all treat the SGC EKUs as equivalent to
>> Server Auth in that case. As such, certs with SGC EKUs would need to
>> be in scope, because they'd be technically possible to be used as
>> server certs.
> Ah, I see. Thanks for clarifying. That makes sense.
> Are there certs out there today which have SGC EKUs and _not_ the
> standard server EKU? What would break if NSS stopped treating the SGC
> EKU as equivalent to a server EKU?
Hi Gerv. The NSS team already tried doing that. It caused big problems
with some widely distributed Intermediate CA Certificates.
How about stopping "treating the SGC EKU as equivalent to a server EKU"
for end-entity certs only?
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