large file decryption error (zlib)
wk at gnupg.org
Wed Oct 15 15:09:12 CEST 2003
On Mon, 13 Oct 2003 01:24:04 +0200, Petr Koloros said:
> Hi all,
> I've encrypted quite a large file (15 gigs) with gpg 1.2.1 and decryption
> causes this error:
> I've listed raw data size with -vv parameter and the size is wrong. It says
> 2651277312 bytes but it is too far to 15 gigs. And the error occurs right
> when gpg decrypt this amout of bytes.
There used to be a bug in gpg 1.2.1, I fixed 4 days after the
release. I assume you ran
gpg -e largefile
which put an invalid file size into the message (OpenPGP can only
encode 32 bit of length). If you would have used
gpg -e <largefile
everything would have been fine ;-)
> I've tryied to hack the gpg to continue after this limit, but
> unsuccessfuly. Can anyone help me to decrypt this file or should I say good
> bye to my data?
I'd need to donate quite some time to find a way to fix your data.
Unfortunately I don't have this spare time. If the data is highlt
valuable you might contact me at my company address.
Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org>
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