Java 1.5 is not encoding integers properly

Sam Hartman hartmans at MIT.EDU
Thu Jun 22 19:56:50 EDT 2006

>>>>> "Salil" == Salil Dangi <first_dot_last_ at> writes:

    Salil> As per the ASN encoding specifications, all integers must
    Salil> be encoded in minimum number of octets.  This means that
    Salil> the top 9 bits of the encoded string should not be same.

MIT Kerberos and I think most of the other Kerberos implementations
out there will accept non-minimal-length BER integers.  I agree that
this is not compatible ith DER and that implementations that generate
such integers are not conforming to RFC 4120.

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