Re: [openpgp] respecting key flags for decryption

Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org> Fri, 09 November 2018 08:10 UTC

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To: Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz>
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Subject: Re: [openpgp] respecting key flags for decryption
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On Thu,  8 Nov 2018 23:31, pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz said:

> Maybe all of these unofficial reference implementations need a strict-checking
> mode for when they're being (incorrectly) used as reference
> implementations

 gpg --compliance=openpgp ....

is intended to do just that.  However there is a wide range of case
where things are not specified.  For example the decryption with a key
having from the usage flags.   Actually I expected to see a warning
there but that is unfortunately not the case and currently master even
rejects to decrypt with bad usage flags [1].


Shalom-Salam,

   Werner


[1] https://dev/gnupg.org/T4246
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