|David Benjamin <email@example.com>
|Tue May 03 09:19:36 2016 -0400
|Adam Langley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|Tue May 03 16:45:42 2016 +0000
Avoid theoretical overflows in EVP_EncodeUpdate. See also upstream's 172c6e1e14defe7d49d62f5fc9ea6a79b225424f, but note our values have different types. In particular, because we put in_len in a size_t and C implicitly requires that all valid buffers' lengths fit in a ptrdiff_t (signed), the overflow was impossible, assuming EVP_ENCODE_CTX::length is untouched externally. More importantly, this function is stuck taking an int output and has no return value, so the only plausible contract is the caller is responsible for ensuring the length fits anyway. Indeed, callers all call EVP_EncodeUpdate in bounded chunks, so upstream's analysis is off. Anyway, in theory that logic could locally overflow, so tweak it slightly. Tidy up some of the variable names while I'm here. Change-Id: Ifa78707cc26c11e0d67019918a028531b3d6738c Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/7847 Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <email@example.com>
BoringSSL is a fork of OpenSSL that is designed to meet Google's needs.
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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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