Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1293076
alpine mangled email content - breaking pgp signature
Last modified: 2016-07-19 14:36:59 EDT
I sent email containg this text:
* Bugtracker bugs fixed:
#216 No longer require :RSA entries for X.509 certs in ipsec.secrets [Matt]
#233 pluto sends delete SAs in wrong order and reconnection issues
note three spaces follow by # and a three digit number.
this content was inline signed with gpg
pine (not the editor for which I use vim) mangled the 3 spaces to 4 spaces.
The email in my FCC: contains 4 spaces (along with emails received by the recipients.
(In reply to Paul Wouters from comment #0)
> I sent email containg this text:
> * Bugtracker bugs fixed:
> #216 No longer require :RSA entries for X.509 certs in ipsec.secrets
> #233 pluto sends delete SAs in wrong order and reconnection issues
> note three spaces follow by # and a three digit number.
> this content was inline signed with gpg
> pine (not the editor for which I use vim) mangled the 3 spaces to 4 spaces.
The reason for the extra space is called "space-padding" and it is necessary to add when lines begin with a space. This is because Alpine is sending your message using the format=flowed format. In order to have Alpine not add the space, you either have to send it without using the format=flowed format, or you have to make PGP sign a space-padded message.
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