Bug in GnuPG 1.2.5 utf-8 HKP processing

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Thu Aug 19 22:32:43 CEST 2004

On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 11:57:32AM -0600, ???????????????? ?????????? wrote:
> Talking on the alt.security.pgp newsgroup and we think we found some 
> sort of bug.  It appears that if you try to use gnupg to find keys 
> with utf-8 (cyrillic characters) encoding in the user id, it is 
> unable to find them.  If I search for Vladimir Novak (in the comment 
> field) to find my key, it works, but if I look for ???????????????? ?????????? 
> (the user id), it does not find it.  Not only is it not found, but it 
> finds some other keys that are completely unrelated without that 
> string in them.  This also happened with another Cyrillic key I know 
> of.  Anyone know anything about this?

Looks like a HTTP encoding bug.  I'll fix it for 1.2.6.  Thanks for
the report!

Note, though, that not all keyservers support UTF8 searching.  As with
many other things, SKS works, and PKS doesn't.


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