[openssl-commits] [openssl] master update

Matt Caswell matt at openssl.org
Tue Nov 17 11:22:52 UTC 2015

The branch master has been updated
       via  ae4d0c8d227d0cf4f9f3f7a5d07189c0a18b25fc (commit)
      from  d73ca3efa74bbb620a1e74deb5eec6f3d10203d5 (commit)

- Log -----------------------------------------------------------------
commit ae4d0c8d227d0cf4f9f3f7a5d07189c0a18b25fc
Author: Matt Caswell <matt at openssl.org>
Date:   Wed Nov 11 10:17:22 2015 +0000

    Add comment explaining why we don't check a return value
    A call to X509_verify_cert() is used to build a chain of certs for the
    server to send back to the client. It isn't *actually* used for verifying
    the cert at all - just building the chain. Therefore the return value is
    Reviewed-by: Kurt Roeckx <kurt at openssl.org>


Summary of changes:
 ssl/ssl_cert.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/ssl/ssl_cert.c b/ssl/ssl_cert.c
index 9a373b1..6f9fcdb 100644
--- a/ssl/ssl_cert.c
+++ b/ssl/ssl_cert.c
@@ -914,6 +914,12 @@ int ssl_add_cert_chain(SSL *s, CERT_PKEY *cpk, unsigned long *l)
             SSLerr(SSL_F_SSL_ADD_CERT_CHAIN, ERR_R_X509_LIB);
             return (0);
+        /*
+         * It is valid for the chain not to be complete (because normally we
+         * don't include the root cert in the chain). Therefore we deliberately
+         * ignore the error return from this call. We're not actually verifying
+         * the cert - we're just building as much of the chain as we can
+         */
         /* Don't leave errors in the queue */

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