full path instead of filename in encrypted file

G.Waleed Kavalec kavalec at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 15:24:03 CEST 2009

Files received from some end user fail decryption because the embedded file
name contains a path

Here is the full response (from gpg shell)...

gpg: encrypted with 2048-bit ELG-E key, ID 21E81243, created 2/25/2003
"MYCOMPANY <me at MyCompany.COM>"
such file or directory
File: D:\temp\TESTXXX986OUT.PGP
Time: 6/22/2009 7:50:22 AM (6/22/2009 1:50:22 PM UTC)

Line 3 shows that the path is being included in the embedded “filename”.

The above test was run entirely on one machine, just to eliminate network
paths as a factor.

What can we do (or what can we tell the end user) to circumvent the problem?

Note that we need to preserve the internal file name for audit purposes.

THIS user is also using GnuPG but on occasion we have seen this in non-GnuPG
generated files.


Gregory Waleed Kavalec
And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among
 -- Quran 30:21
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