MDC and GnuPG as a filter
redbird at rbisland.cx
Tue Aug 13 03:30:02 CEST 2002
On Monday, August 12, 2002, at 09:59 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:
> It looks as if an application should start processing the decrypted
> data only after the MDC packet has been verified. (Have a look at
> this paper: http://www.counterpane.com/pgp-attack.html -- most of you
> probably know it already.)
> Unfortunately, this breaks one-pass processing for OpenPGP data. The
> whole plaintext has to be stored, and in general, processing can only
> begin after all data has been received. :-(
> Or am I missing something?
Having read the paper, I'm wondering, how can I check for this via
GPGME. Will GPGME provide an error if the MDC packet does not verify (I
couldn't find one that it might return)?
Gordon Worley - Mac GPG Project
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