Fix undefined function pointer casts in IMPLEMENT_PEM_*.

While it is okay to cast function pointers into different types for
generic storage, the pointer must be cast back to the exact same type
when calling. In particular, although C libraries do this sort of thing
all the time, calling a T* d2i function as a void* d2i function is

  If the function is defined with a type that is not compatible with the
  type (of the expression) pointed to by the expression that denotes the
  called function, the behavior is undefined

Fix some instances in the PEM/ASN1 wrapper functions. Synthesize helper
functions instead.

This CL just addresses the function pointer issues. The inherited legacy
OpenSSL ASN.1 code is still full other questionable data pointer dances
that will be much more difficult to excise. Continuing to exise that
code altogether (it is already unshipped from Cronet and unshipped from
Chrome but for WebRTC) is probably a better tack there.

This removes one (of many many) places where we require

Bug: chromium:785442
Change-Id: Id8056ead6ef471f0fdf263bb50dc659da500e8ce
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
1 file changed
tree: e2c060cc4bf72aeb85e8ba285f0c03fc14adaa69
  1. .clang-format
  2. .github/
  3. .gitignore
  7. CMakeLists.txt
  15. codereview.settings
  16. crypto/
  17. decrepit/
  18. fipstools/
  19. fuzz/
  20. go.mod
  21. include/
  22. infra/
  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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