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Re: Security flaw in pgg-gpg-process-region?

From: Daiki Ueno
Subject: Re: Security flaw in pgg-gpg-process-region?
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 07:44:16 +0900

>>>>> In <address@hidden> 
>>>>>   Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
>     I don't think so.  The rationale is, (1) decrypting large data takes
>     some time, (2) the user tends to interrupt Emacs from the terminal, and

> What do you mean by "interrupt Emacs from the terminal"?
> I don't understand the scenario that you have in mind here.

^C in the terminal where the user launched Emacs (without -nw.)  In this
case Emacs can't be said to be "killed" but it is enough to leave the
tempfile on the filesystem after the Emacs process terminated.

Daiki Ueno

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