Re: [Geopriv]WGLCondraft-ietf-geopriv-l7-lcp-ps-00(PIDF-LOdigitalsignatures)

From: Andrew Newton ^lt;andy@hxr.us>
Date: Wed Mar 07 2007 - 10:13:19 EST

On Feb 28, 2007, at 9:03 PM, Dawson, Martin wrote:

> The assertion mechanism permits the device to submit its own
> opinion of
> the location as part of the request. The LIS can apply the assertion
> test and, if it passes, this location is returned as the actual
> result.
> If it fails, then the LIS returns its opinion of the location. This
> provides the simple function of permitting the device to test its own
> location determination against that provided by the network.
> However, it
> becomes especially useful when used in conjunction with a signed
> location request. Then the result is a signed location either way -
> and
> it will be the device determined location or the LIS determined
> location
> depending on the result of the assertion test.

How does the assertion test work? This seems like a big security hole.

-andy

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