KGPG editor decrypt fails if > 3 recipients

Bug #104171 reported by LanceHaverkamp on 2007-04-07
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KDE Utilities
Confirmed
Medium
kdeutils (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kdeutils

If a message encrypted to several recipients is pasted into (or opened in) the KGPG editor; KGPG seems to try only the first 3 keys. It asks for the password for each of the first 3 keys then fails. I believe KGPG should first determine if the the user actually has any secret keys that will decrypt the message, then ask for only the password for the correct key.

Thanks,

Lance

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2008-10-05
Changed in kdeutils:
status: New → Incomplete
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Is this still an issue in Intrepid?

No idea, haven't switched yet. And since I'm using Kubuntu & don't
trust KDE4 to be very stable yet, I may not upgrade until the next release.

Anyone else on this list know?

Lance

on 11/01/2008 07:52 PM Jonathan Thomas said the following:
> Is this still an issue in Intrepid?
>

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Thanks!

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Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

If you're using Hardy you could add
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-members-kde4/ubuntu hardy main

to your /etc/apt/sources.list and then install kgpg-kde4, which will install kgpg-kde4 with the minimum dependencies required to run it. This way we can see if it's still a problem with the latest KDE and you don't have to upgrade your Kubuntu install/KDE.

There was a kgpg-kde4 listed in the hearty repo. I uninstalled kgpg
then installed kgpg-kde4, but every attempt to run the program returned
errors as follows:

$ kgpg-kde4
bash: kgpg-kde4: command not found
$ kgpg
bash: /usr/bin/kgpg: No such file or directory

Is there a trick I don't know?

As for the launchpad repo, That turns-out to be a whole lot of
upgrading...looks like over 20 packages. I really don't want to break
this system--this is my work box.

So, I will install VirtualBox, download the Kubuntu .iso Run it in a VM
and let you know what happens.

Thanks,

Lance

on 11/01/2008 08:20 PM Jonathan Thomas said the following:
> If you're using Hardy you could add
> deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-members-kde4/ubuntu hardy main
>
> to your /etc/apt/sources.list and then install kgpg-kde4, which will
> install kgpg-kde4 with the minimum dependencies required to run it. This
> way we can see if it's still a problem with the latest KDE and you don't
> have to upgrade your Kubuntu install/KDE.
>

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Thanks!

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This is NOT fixed in Ibex...though I'm getting slightly different error messages:

Messages encrypted to a single recipient are decrypted properly.

When I pasted a message encrypted to several people into the kgpg editor I received the following error:

gpg: unknown armor header: Charset: ISO-8859-1 gpg: unknown armor header:
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (MingW32) gpg: unknown armor header: Comment:
Encrypted email preferred! gpg: unknown armor header: Comment: Criptografe
seus emails! gpg: unknown armor header: Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla
- http://enigmail.mozdev.org gpg: gpg-agent is not available in this
session gpg: Invalid passphrase; please try again ... gpg: Invalid
passphrase; please try again ... gpg: mpi too large for this
implementation (61544 bits) gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.

Interestingly, if I right-click the tray icon, then click decrypt clipboard, the message formatting (line wrapping) is broken. Causing a different failure.

These are all KGPG errors, as the messages decrypt properly in Thunderbird & the command line.

Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Ok, this bug needs to be forwarded to KDE either by you for by one of the Kubuntu bug triagers.

Changed in kdeutils:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed

I'll have to look into it, but I think I did way back when, and if I
recall, they marked it fixed when 4.0 released.

I'll try to check later today.

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Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Found the upstream bug. (Which wasn't marked fixed by the way) :)

Changed in kdeutils:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in kdeutils:
status: Unknown → New
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

I am closing this report in favor of the one at bugs.kde.org since we cannot fix this kind of issue in Kubuntu alone. Please refer to the KDE bug for further discussion.

Thanks!

Changed in kdeutils (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Triaged → Invalid
Changed in kdeutils:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in kdeutils:
status: New → Confirmed
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