Insecure memory

Lionel Elie Mamane
Thu Mar 15 23:43:04 2001

On Thu, Mar 15, 2001 at 02:57:14PM -0700, Victor Johansen wrote:

> When I open up the encrypted messages there is a warning from gpg
> saying something about insecure memory.
GPG tries to use non-swappable (pageable?) memory. With Linux, this needs root privileges. Put gpg suid root. It drops root privileges as soon as it has allocated the non swappable memory. -- Lionel Elie Mamane RFC 1991 (PGP 2.x) 2048 bits Key Fingerprint (KeyID: 20C897E9): 85CF 986F 263E 8CD0 80FD 4B8C F5F9 C17D OpenPGP DH/DSS 4096/1024 Key Fingerprint (KeyID: 3E7B4B73): 9DAD 3131 3ADA F50B D096 002A B1C4 7317 3E7B 4B73