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GnuPG 1.4.1

Monday, March 14th, 2005

After 2 release candidates and 3 months work we have today released version 1.4.1 of GnuPG.

This is mainly a bug fixing release but comes with a souple of minor changes and for the first time with a graphical installer for Windows. Working on the latter took quite some of my time but I believe it was worth the time. That installer will be improved over time.

We still have a couple of other things in the queue and will start working on them right now to pepare for a 1.4.2 release.

fixed a long standing bug

Sunday, March 13th, 2005

After quite some hours of debugging using plain old printfs and staring at the output, I found a long standing bug in the secmem_realloc function which exhibit itself only with certain request sizes due to padding and blockreuse issues. This fixes the 1504 bug I mentioned yesterday (well due to problems with the blogging code the date of that entry is possible wrong).

1504 is a bad size for some keys

Sunday, March 13th, 2005

It turned out that using keys of certain lengths which are not a multiple of the 8 bytes may cause a segv only under Windows. Timo tracked the problem down to the generation of the session key and I am now looking for the real cause …