A strange error code
Fri, 10 Dec 1999 11:33:21 +0100
On Thu, Dec 09, 1999 at 11:25:00PM -0800
> gpg: Ohhhh jeeee: mpi crosses packet bordersecmem usage: 0/0 bytes in
[Ooops, a bug in a bug message: There should be a LF in "bordersecmem"]
This indicates a corrupted OpenPGP message. I think the term is not
good, so a suggested is welcome. And it should not be printed like an
internal error (log_bog) but as a fatal error.
The reason for this error is this:
A OpenPGP message consists of many packts. Each packet has a header
which describes it's length. Inside a packet there are sometime
multiprecision integers which do have a length description to. If the
length given for the MPI is larger than the reamining length of the
packet you will see this error.
Werner Koch at guug.de www.gnupg.org keyid 621CC013