Welcome to CC-CMT
- Subject: Welcome to CC-CMT
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- Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 08:32:41 -0800
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[Note: This is a first cut. Hopefully, this will be revised by IWG members,
and will be reposted before each batch of messages]
Welcome to the CC-CMT list, hosted by NIST. This purpose of this list is to
discuss proposed national interpretations under the CCEVS scheme. This list is
managed by the CCEVS Interpretation Working Group (IWG), who is responsible
for developing national interpretations.
This list is moderated; the moderator is Gary Stoneburner of NIST, an IWG
member. This list is for non-proprietary discussions only; proprietary
comments on proposed interpretations should be sent ON
EXTEND_HI to IWG@gibraltar.ncsc.mil
This list is archived; postings are saved in the listproc archive at NIST, and
are also copied into the CCITSE forum on gibraltar, appropriately chained.
Queue entries are posted in two formats: an ascii format, and in Adobe Acrobat
The following describes the format of IWG queue entries:
Queue Entry Numbers
The queue is a combined database that reflects all of issues investigated by
the IWG during its lifetime (i.e., it includes queue entries that address both
the older TCSEC/TNI/TDI criteria, as well as the current Common Criteria (CC)
and Common Evaluation Methodology). Numbers are assigned as entries are
created in the database, and are normally not reused (although there were some
holes created during the TCSEC era due to duplicate entries). Queue entries
for the Common Criteria started in the low 300s (338 and 339), and then
proceeded sequentially from 346.
Each entry in the queue has a collection of header information about the queue
entry. Some of the more significant header fields are:
Queue Entry number
The status of the entry in the queue. Queue entries start as
unassigned. When they are unassigned, a member of the community can
volunteer to work with an IWG member to develop a draft. They are
assigned to an coordinator, who prepares a first draft and brings it
to the IWG for review. Once a queue entry is ready, it is put out
for initial public discussion at both the proprietary (ccinterp
forum on Gibraltar) and public levels (CCITSE forum on Gibraltar and
the cc-cmt mailing list). If comments are received, or if problems
are identified on a subsequent review, it is modified and reposted,
this time only to a public forum. Occasionally, more significant
problems are identified in a queue entry. When that happens, the
entry is pulled back for further rework; after the rework is deemed
acceptable, it is reposted for public review. After there has been
public review and oversight has found no problems with the entry, it
is ready for approval. If the entry is on the National
Interpretation track (type I), is it sent to CCEVS management for
approval. Requests for Interpretation do not require management
approval; they are simply sent to the appropriate body. When CCEVS
management formally approves an entry, it is moved to the approved
state and forwarded to the CCIMB. Occasionally, approved entries
will be superseded with a correction or a CCIMB-INTERP; in such
cases, the queue entry is moved to a superseded state. When
reviewing entries, the oversight may identify some issues that it
determines, upon second thought, to be unnecessary of
interpretation. Such issues are withdrawn, so that a record is kept
that the issue was examined. Sometimes, other issues cannot be
easily resolved and are temporarily tabled.
The type of interpretation: (I)nterpretation, (R)equest for
The title of the interpretation.
Citations of the criteria sections affected by or related to this
This is a short and succinct statement of the issue.
This is a high-level statement of interpretation.
This is a statement of the specific changes to be made to the source criteria
to address this interpretation.
This identifies the anticipated impact of the interpretation.
This section is informative, and provides supporting information and rationale
behind the interpretation.
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