Last Call Review of draft-ietf-morg-list-specialuse-

Request Review of draft-ietf-morg-list-specialuse
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 06)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2010-12-14
Requested 2010-12-03
Authors Barry Leiba, Jamie Nicolson
Draft last updated 2010-12-16
Completed reviews Secdir Last Call review of -?? by Chris Lonvick
Assignment Reviewer Chris Lonvick
State Completed
Review review-ietf-morg-list-specialuse-secdir-lc-lonvick-2010-12-16
Review completed: 2010-12-16



I have reviewed this document as part of the security directorate's 

ongoing effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the IESG. 

These comments were written primarily for the benefit of the security area 

directors.  Document editors and WG chairs should treat these comments 

just like any other last call comments.

I am not altogether familiar with the placement of IMAP mailboxes to have 

a solid grasp on the subject.  Please take my comments with a grain of 

salt.  :)

You mention at the end of Section 2 that users may configure shared 

mailboxes.  Does that imply that mailboxes are not normally shared, and 

would then mean that another user would not have any access to any of the 

mailboxes identified by IMAP unless they were specifically given a common, 

shared mailbox?

An example of my concern is that the \Junk mailbox may be configured to be 

common to all the users.  In some cases, a legitimate piece of mail may be 

incorrectly marked as spam by a filter and then placed into the Junk bin. 

If that were to happen, anyone who had access to that mailbox would be 

able to see the contents of that email.

If this could happen, then a line or two in the Security Considerations 

section to alert the reader to this potential threat would address my 


Other than that, I find the document to be of good quality and ready to be 

discussed by the IESG.