Unwind remnants of ASN1_TFLG_NDEF.

The i2d functions internally take a tag/class pair of parameters. If tag
is not -1, we override the tag with (tag, class). Otherwise, class is
ignored. (class is inconsistently called aclass or iclass.)

Historically, the remaning bits of class were repurposed to pass extra
flags down the structure. These had to be preserved in all recursive
calls, so the functions take apart and reassemble the two halves of
aclass/iclass. The only such flag was ASN1_TFLG_NDEF, which on certain
types, caused OpenSSL to encode indefinite-length encoding. We removed
this in https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/c/boringssl/+/43889.

Due to these flags, if tag == -1, class should default to zero. However,
X509_NAME's callbacks pass -1, -1, instead of -1, 0, effectively setting
all flags. This wasn't noticed because none of the types below X509_NAME
pay attention to ASN1_TFLG_NDEF.

This CL does two things: First, it unwinds the remainder of the flags
machinery. If we ever need flags, we should pass it as a distinct
argument. Second, it fixes the X509_NAME calls and asserts that -1 is
always paired with 0.

Change-Id: I285a73a06ad16980617fe23d5ea7f260fc5dbf16
Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/c/boringssl/+/49385
Commit-Queue: David Benjamin <davidben@google.com>
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <agl@google.com>
3 files changed
tree: 3beed1fe5392abcb89cdbcd22a40f66d7f5cd313
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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
  14. BUILDING.md
  15. CMakeLists.txt
  16. codereview.settings
  18. FUZZING.md
  19. go.mod
  20. go.sum
  23. PORTING.md
  24. README.md
  26. sources.cmake
  27. STYLE.md


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.

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