Remove point-on-curve check from |ec_GFp_simple_oct2point|.

In the case of a compressed point, the decompression ensures that the
point is on the curve. In the uncompressed case,
|EC_POINT_set_affine_coordinates_GFp| checks that the point is on the
curve as of 38feb990a183362397ebc62774cc07374d146c83.

Change-Id: Icd69809ae396838b4aef4fa89b3b354560afed55
Reviewed-by: Brian Smith <>
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
1 file changed
tree: c90f5a92f9a7b042471d5f03661616509d57bced
  1. .clang-format
  2. .gitignore
  4. CMakeLists.txt
  10. codereview.settings
  11. crypto/
  12. decrepit/
  13. fuzz/
  14. include/
  15. ssl/
  16. tool/
  17. 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.

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.