Time-Based Uni-Directional Attestation
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RATS Working Group                                              A. Fuchs
Internet-Draft                                               H. Birkholz
Intended status: Standards Track                          Fraunhofer SIT
Expires: March 15, 2020                                      I. McDonald
                                                          High North Inc
                                                              C. Bormann
                                                 Universitaet Bremen TZI
                                                      September 12, 2019

                 Time-Based Uni-Directional Attestation
                      draft-birkholz-rats-tuda-01

Abstract

   This documents defines the method and bindings used to conduct Time-
   based Uni-Directional Attestation (TUDA) between two RATS (Remote
   ATtestation procedureS) Principals over the Internet.  TUDA does not
   require a challenge-response handshake and thereby does not rely on
   the conveyance of a nonce to prove freshness of remote attestation
   Evidence.  Conversely, TUDA enables the creation of Secure Audit Logs
   that can constitute Evidence about current and past operational
   states of an Attester.  As a prerequisite for TUDA, every RATS
   Principal requires access to a trusted and synchronized time-source.
   Per default, in TUDA this is a Time Stamp Authority (TSA) issuing
   signed Time Stamp Tokens (TST).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Requirements Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.2.  Evidence  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.3.  Creating Evidence about Software Component Integrity  . .   5
       1.3.1.  Data Items  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       1.3.2.  System Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       1.3.3.  Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     1.4.  Remote Attestation Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     1.5.  System Component Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     1.6.  Evidence Appraisal  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     1.7.  Activities and Actions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     1.8.  Attestation and Verification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     1.9.  Information Elements and Conveyance . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     1.10. TUDA Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     1.11. Hardware Dependencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   2.  TUDA Core Concept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.1.  Universal Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.2.  Roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.2.1.  General Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.2.2.  RoT specific terms  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.3.  Certificates  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   4.  Time-Based Uni-Directional Attestation  . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.1.  TUDA Information Elements Update Cycles . . . . . . . . .  15
   5.  Sync Base Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
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