General Error while checking message signature (Maybe I should has at Enigmail list)
John at Mozilla-Enigmail.org
Thu Feb 12 17:23:19 CET 2009
> All the messages that caused this error had attached a signature.asc file.
That's a sign of a PGP/MIME message. The signature is put into another chunk of the
email than the message.
> While I have modified my gpg default preferences, I did that some
> months ago, so I think this is not related to recent changes (I have not
> done any changes recently).
> Any idea about what could be causing this error?
Misconfiguration on his end. PGP/MIME requires that the hash
algorithm be included in the MIME header. His message header specifies:
Looking at the signature:
$ gpg --list-packets < malte-sig
:signature packet: algo 1, keyid CA3CCC060F278D6D
version 4, created 1234428383, md5len 0, sigclass 0x00
digest algo 3, begin of digest 7d 03
hashed subpkt 2 len 4 (sig created 2009-02-12)
subpkt 16 len 8 (issuer key ID CA3CCC060F278D6D)
data: [1024 bits]
Digest algo 3 ==> RIPEMD160
His client says, "I'm signing with SHA-1," but then appends a RIPEMD160 signature.
That's what's causing this error.
John P. Clizbe Inet:John (a) Mozilla-Enigmail.org
You can't spell fiasco without SCO. hkp://keyserver.gingerbear.net or
mailto:pgp-public-keys at gingerbear.net?subject=HELP
Q:"Just how do the residents of Haiku, Hawai'i hold conversations?"
A:"An odd melody / island voices on the winds / surplus of vowels"
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