Rewrite c2i_ASN1_OBJECT

Removing object reuse makes it dramatically simpler. Along the way, lift
the OID validity checker into crypto/bytestring, so we can use it more
generally. (Although the difference between invalid OID and unknown OID
is pretty academic, so this check isn't that important.)

For now I've preserved the existing behavior, where the OID validity
checker accepts arbitrarily large OID components. Though this results in
an oddity where the OID to string functions reject inputs that the
parser accepts. (There we only allow up to 2^64-1.)

Update-Note: When we removed object-reuse from all the d2i functions, we
missed one d2i_ASN1_OBJECT. See
Otherwise, this CL is not expected to change behavior.

Change-Id: If4d2d83d9f3c96abfdc268e156f2cf3a9a903b0c
Commit-Queue: David Benjamin <>
Reviewed-by: Bob Beck <>
4 files changed
tree: 552369ae1ba66c785b3c5d253ef11e7324d978fa
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  2. cmake/
  3. crypto/
  4. decrepit/
  5. fuzz/
  6. include/
  7. rust/
  8. ssl/
  9. third_party/
  10. tool/
  11. util/
  12. .clang-format
  13. .gitignore
  17. CMakeLists.txt
  18. codereview.settings
  21. go.mod
  22. go.sum
  28. sources.cmake


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