Missing 'END PGP MESSAGE' not detected

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Wed Jan 19 19:20:28 CET 2011

On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 17:46, dshaw at jabberwocky.com said:

> Not really (or at least, not within GnuPG).  The thing is, it doesn't
> really matter in practice.  OpenPGP has its own corruption detection
> called a MDC, that applies even if part of the armor (the "END PGP
> MESSAGE") is missing.  A truncated message won't decrypt.

In addition all armored PGP messages use CRC for the armor.  GPG
complains about a missing or invalid CRC (unless option
--ignore-crc-error) is used.  In such a case the return code will always
be nonzero.



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