Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2022 15:49:27 -0400 From: Pavan Maddamsetti <pavan.maddamsetti@...il.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: OpenSSL X.509 Email Address 4-byte Buffer Overflow (CVE-2022-3602), X.509 Email Address Variable Length Buffer Overflow (CVE-2022-3786) https://github.com/RustCrypto On Tue, Nov 1, 2022, 3:42 PM Dave Horsfall <dave@...sfall.org> wrote: > On Tue, 1 Nov 2022, Demi Marie Obenour wrote: > > [ Massive trim ] > > > 3. When will OpenSSL be replaced by something written in a safe > > language, or at least with a better-maintained fork? I know that > > distributions often cannot use LibreSSL (because FIPS, ugh) or > > BoringSSL (because of no stable API or ABI), but I wonder if e.g. > > libcurl should be linked to BoringSSL instead. > > We see this over at https://boringssl.googlesource.com/boringssl/ : > > ``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.'' > > If even the manufacturer says that you shouldn't use it... > > -- Dave >
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