Always use |BN_mod_exp_mont|/|BN_mod_exp_mont_consttime| in RSA.

This removes a hard dependency on |BN_mod_exp|, which will allow the
linker to drop it in programs that don't use other features that
require it.

Also, remove the |mont| member of |bn_blinding_st| in favor of having
callers pass it when necssaary. The |mont| member was a weak reference,
and weak references tend to be error-prone.

Finally, reduce the scope of some parts of the blinding code to

Change-Id: I16d8ccc2d6d950c1bb40377988daf1a377a21fe6
Reviewed-by: David Benjamin <>
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tree: e81adf3ca59baafb7a4de171a8f69c6c6b15632d
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  5. CMakeLists.txt
  12. codereview.settings
  13. crypto/
  14. decrepit/
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  16. include/
  17. ssl/
  18. tool/
  19. 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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