Check strtoul return for overflow error in GetUnsigned()

Currently, GetUnsigned() calls strtoul and checks whether the resulting
unsigned long int is greater than UINT_MAX. This implicitly assumes that

Problematically, `unsigned long int` and `unsigned` have the same size
on Windows [0] and on 32-bit architectures.

For correctness, we now check whether strtoul failed because it would
overflow the unsigned long int before checking whether the value fits in
an unsigned type.


Change-Id: I49702febf4543bfb7991592717443e0b2adb954f
Commit-Queue: Dan McArdle <>
Commit-Queue: David Benjamin <>
Reviewed-by: David Benjamin <>
1 file changed
tree: 3f09718ace7bc551fef129c80ddf71a5ffcc4fd3
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  5. include/
  6. ssl/
  7. third_party/
  8. tool/
  9. util/
  10. .clang-format
  11. .gitignore
  15. CMakeLists.txt
  16. codereview.settings
  19. go.mod
  20. go.sum
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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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