Fix x509_name_ex_i2d error-handling.

This function forgot to handle errors in ASN1_item_ex_i2d. It also
checked x509_name_canon for ret < 0, when x509_name_canon returns a
boolean. For consistency, I've switched to x509_name_encode to return a
boolean as well. It doesn't actually need to return a length because
it's responsible for filling in a->bytes.

(This is also far from thread-safe, but I'll figure out what to do there

Bug: 429
Change-Id: I1dddeab320018be4b837f95001cbeeba4e25f0a1
Commit-Queue: David Benjamin <>
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
1 file changed
tree: 32770900d441007b35dfd8220866f52b3d463856
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  2. crypto/
  3. decrepit/
  4. fuzz/
  5. include/
  6. ssl/
  7. third_party/
  8. tool/
  9. util/
  10. .clang-format
  11. .gitignore
  15. CMakeLists.txt
  16. codereview.settings
  19. go.mod
  20. go.sum
  26. sources.cmake


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