size_t SSL*_use_*_ASN1.

So long as we're not getting rid of them (the certificate variants may
be useful when we decouple from crypto/x509 anyway), get the types and
bounds checks right.

Also reject trailing data and require the input be a single element.
Note: this is a slight compatibility risk, but we did it for
SSL*_use_RSAPrivateKey_ASN1 previously and I think it's probably worth
seeing if anything breaks here.

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Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
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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.

There are other files in this directory which might be helpful:

  • how to port OpenSSL-using code to BoringSSL.
  • how to build BoringSSL
  • rules and guidelines for coding style.
  • include/openssl: public headers with API documentation in comments. Also available online.
  • information about fuzzing BoringSSL.