Allow PKCS7_sign to work for signing kernel modules.

Linux module signing uses PKCS#7 / CMS because everything is awful and
broken. In order to make the lives of kernel developers easier, support
the calling pattern that the kernel uses to sign modules.

The kernel utility was written at a time when PKCS#7 was hard coded to
use SHA-1 for signing in OpenSSL and it reflects this: you can only
specify “sha1” on the command line, for example. As of OpenSSL 1.1.1, at
least, OpenSSL uses SHA-256 and thus so does this change.

Change-Id: I32b036123a0d8b272ec9e1c0130c45bf3ed0d2c7
Commit-Queue: Adam Langley <>
Reviewed-by: David Benjamin <>
5 files changed
tree: c38c7ad802db387ae28ba5bb5e818a14e2706480
  1. .clang-format
  2. .github/
  3. .gitignore
  7. CMakeLists.txt
  16. codereview.settings
  17. crypto/
  18. decrepit/
  19. fuzz/
  20. go.mod
  21. go.sum
  22. include/
  23. sources.cmake
  24. ssl/
  25. third_party/
  26. tool/
  27. util/


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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