Don't automatically sync the two CONF parameters in X509V3_EXT_nconf. tried to
simplify the X509V3_CTX story by automatically handling the second half
of initialization, but it turns out not all callers specify both values.

Instead, align with OpenSSL 3.0's behavior. Now X509V3_set_ctx
implicitly zeros the other fields, so it is the only mandatory init
function. This does mean callers which call X509V3_set_nconf before
X509V3_set_ctx will break, but that's true in OpenSSL 3.0 too.

I've retained the allowance for ctx being NULL, because whether
functions tolerate that or not is still a bit inconsistent. Also added
some TODOs about how strange this behavior is, but it's probably not
worth spending much more time on this code.

Change-Id: Ia04cf11eb5158374ca186795b7e579575e80666f
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
Auto-Submit: David Benjamin <>
Commit-Queue: Adam Langley <>
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BoringSSL is a fork of OpenSSL that is designed to meet Google's needs.

Although BoringSSL is an open source project, it is not intended for general use, as OpenSSL is. We don't recommend that third parties depend upon it. Doing so is likely to be frustrating because there are no guarantees of API or ABI stability.

Programs ship their own copies of BoringSSL when they use it and we update everything as needed when deciding to make API changes. This allows us to mostly avoid compromises in the name of compatibility. It works for us, but it may not work for you.

BoringSSL arose because Google used OpenSSL for many years in various ways and, over time, built up a large number of patches that were maintained while tracking upstream OpenSSL. As Google's product portfolio became more complex, more copies of OpenSSL sprung up and the effort involved in maintaining all these patches in multiple places was growing steadily.

Currently BoringSSL is the SSL library in Chrome/Chromium, Android (but it's not part of the NDK) and a number of other apps/programs.

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