mlisten at hammernoch.net
Sat Oct 21 20:26:56 CEST 2006
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itsec.info wrote on 21.10.2006 13:54 Uhr:
> I have encrypted a large file (280MB) with gpg v1.4.2 on suse 10.0.
> By decrypting the file I get the following error message:
> gpg: Problem reading source (10429120 bytes remaining)
> gpg: handle plaintext failed: Dateilesefehler
> gpg: Warnung: Verschlüsselte Botschaft ist manipuliert worden!
> The last line is in German, basically it says that the text may be manipulated
> by a 3rd party.
Issuing a german text seems to be a bug in gpg.
> Can I handle such huge files with gpg at all?
Yes. I regularly en- and decrypt files as large as 3 or 4 Gigabytes.
> If so, what is the cause of this error because I am quite sure that the file
> had not been manipulated in the meantime.
> Any help is very much appreciated because this is a backup file.
The message says "Dateilesefehler" which means "File read error". I
would suspect a media or drive error. Gpg telling "manipulation of the
encrypted message" is most probably due to wrong input data and a
subsequent error message. It does not necessarily imply a 3rd party. A
bad backup media can as well be the manipulator... :-((
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