The Protection Profile for Application Software (APP PP) v1.4 has recently been published. Here are some key points from our initial review.
- PP-Modules. Vendors are now allowed to specify additional protection profiles (PPs) and PP-Modules in a PP-Configuration with APP PP v1.4. Previously, only PP-Module for VPN Clients was allowed to be claimed with this PP.
- SSH. Functional package for Secure Shell (SSH) v1.0 was added to APP PP v1.4. The Extended Package for Secure Shell (SSH) v1.0, which is about to sunset on November 13th, 2021, is superseded by the Functional Package for Secure Shell (SSH).
- MEC. An optional selection to include FDP_PRT_EXT.1 from the PP-module for file encryption was added to FMT_MEC_EXT.1.
- X509. Clarifications on when FIA_X509_EXT.1/2 need to be claimed.