Notes from the first OpenPGP Summit
simon at josefsson.org
Tue Apr 28 16:14:06 CEST 2015
"Neal H. Walfield" <neal at walfield.org> writes:
> Hi Simon,
> We've documented the problem at http://wiki.gnupg.org/GnomeKeyring .
Thanks -- another workaround, alas.
> The solution is to fix Gnome Keyring :). I've spoken with Stef, the
> main developer of GKR, and he confirmed that the only reason GKR MITMs
> GPG Agent is so that it can intercept prompts for the password to
> supply any cached value. The solution is to enhance pinentry so that
> if GKR is available it caches the password with GKR. This requires a
> few modifications to GnuPG proper as well as enhancements to pinentry.
> I'm working on this and it should be done shortly. The GPG Tools
> people also need this functionality in GPG 2.0 so it will also be
> backported. We hope to coordinate with Debian to get the fixed
> versions of GPG and GKR in the next point release of Jessie.
Great, I'm really looking forward to a proper fix to this problem.
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