Add tests for EC keys with specified curves.

In c0d948490288b91dbaa16f691f4f29a3536ae6e3, we had to add support for
recognizing specified versions of named curves. I believe the motivation
was an ECPrivateKey encoded by OpenSSL without the EC_KEY's asn1_flag
set to OPENSSL_EC_NAMED_CURVE. Annoyingly, it appears OpenSSL's API
defaulted to the specified form while the tool defaulted to the named

Add tests for this at the ECPrivateKey and the PKCS#8 level. The latter
was taken from Chromium's which was the
original impetus for this.

Change-Id: I53a80c842c3fc9598f2e0ee7bf2d86b2add9e6c4
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
2 files changed
tree: 18c9e18ba6e5c4445522072d9e378a2eea4d55c3
  1. crypto/
  2. decrepit/
  3. fuzz/
  4. include/
  5. ssl/
  6. tool/
  7. util/
  8. .clang-format
  9. .gitignore
  11. CMakeLists.txt
  12. codereview.settings


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