MDC and GnuPG as a filter

Florian Weimer Weimer at CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
Mon Aug 12 16:58:01 CEST 2002

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: -- 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?

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