decrypt error

Werner Koch wk at
Fri May 23 12:11:11 CEST 2003

On Thu, 22 May 2003 22:31:43 -0700, Jacob Solomon said:

> The interesting part is that the above does produce an out file which is
> identical to the source file, we verified this by doing md5 checksum on the
> original file and the decrypted file. Most of the time we have no problems,

It seems that tehre is a parsing error in the MDC packet (which comes
after the actual data).  The CTB=14 might indicate a one-off: the MDC
packet actuually starts with 0xD3, 0x14 followed by the 20 byte

Can you please try to encrypt such a message with compression disabled
(-z 0) and another test with --cipher CAST5 (due to a different

To reproduce this we would of course like to get a testfile; but this
is probably not easy to do.  Any clues, like size of the file?

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