asn1_item_embed_new(): don't free an embedded item

An embedded item wasn't allocated separately on the heap, so don't
free it as if it was.

Issue discovered by Pavel Kopyl

(Imported from upstream's cdc3307d4257f4fcebbab3b2b44207e1a399da05 and

I do not believe this is actually reachable in BoringSSL, even in the
face of malloc errors. The only field which sets ASN1_TFLG_COMBINE is in
X509_ATTRIBUTE. That field's value is X509_ATTRIBUTE_SET which cannot
fail to initialize. (It is a CHOICE whose initialization consists of
setting the selector to -1 and calling the type's callback which is
unset for this type.)

Change-Id: I29c080f8a4ddc2f3ef9c119d0d90a899d3cb78c5
Commit-Queue: Steven Valdez <>
Reviewed-by: Steven Valdez <>
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  7. infra/
  8. ssl/
  9. third_party/
  10. tool/
  11. util/
  12. .clang-format
  13. .gitignore
  16. CMakeLists.txt
  17. codereview.settings
  24. sources.cmake


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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