rpmReadSignature failed: signature region 62: tag number mismatch

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Issue

  • RHEL 7 rpmsign --delsign fails to remove signature and exits with return-code 255
  • RHEL 8 rpmsign --delsign fails to remove signature and exits with return-code 1 and error message similar to following:

    error: rpmReadSignature failed: signature region 62: tag number mismatch il # ril # dl #### rdl ####
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8
  • Third party RPMs
    • No Red Hat provided RPMs reported to have this issue

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