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Ballot 32 – Revocation for Well-Known Private Key

Ballot 32 – Revocation for Well-Known Private Key (Passed Unanimously)

Motion

Bruce Morton made the following motion, and Eddy Nigg and Nick Hales endorsed it:


Motion begins


The Guidelines should be amended by the following erratum.


Erratum begins


Delete the following paragraph from Section 27(b)3 of the Guidelines for the Processing of Extended Validation Certificates v1.1:

“The CA obtains reasonable evidence that the Subscriber’s Private Key (corresponding to the Public Key in the EV Certificate) has been compromised, or that the EV Certificate has otherwise been misused;”

Insert the following paragraph:

“The CA obtains reasonable evidence that the Subscriber’s Private Key (corresponding to the Public Key in the EV Certificate) has been compromised or is suspected of compromise (e.g. Debian known weak keys), or that the EV Certificate has otherwise been misused;”


Erratum ends


 


Motion ends


The ballot review period comes into effect at 2100 UTC on 15 July 09 and will close at 2100 UTC on 22 July 2009. Unless the motion is withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start immediately thereafter and will close at 2100 UTC on 29 July 2009.

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