PGP Command Line cannot decrypt large files

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Article ID: 184865

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PGP Command Line

Issue/Introduction

PGP Command Line generates an error when attempting to decrypt large files. The error is likely to occur when the contents of the encrypted file exceeds the available RAM on the system.

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Cause

There is insufficient memory to decrypt the entire file.

Environment

Symantec PGP Command Line releases 10.4.2 MP1, 10.4.2 MP2 and 10.4.2 MP4.

Resolution

Upgrade to PGP Command Line 10.5 or above.

If you cannot upgrade, to workaround the issue, decrypt the file with PGP Command Line 10.4.2. Alternatively, on a 64 bit system, increasing the RAM may also workaround the issue.