Monthly Status Report (September)

Matt Caswell matt at
Mon Oct 12 14:13:44 UTC 2020

As well as normal reviews, responding to user queries, wiki user
requests, OMC business, handling security reports, etc., key activities
this month:

- Continued work on and eventually merged a PR to add an HMAC
implementation that was TLS aware
- Managed the response to the Raccoon Attack and the associated
1.0.2w release
- Fixed an EVP_MD_CTX related memory leak
- Overhauled and fixed long standing issues with stafestack
- Published a blog post on the OpenSSL Administrator and Manager position
- Fixed the dgst app to not assume that it can send -1 for the
  length of a raw key
- Implemented a fix for lhash along the same lines as the safestack fix
- Drafted and attempted to get passed (only partially successfully) new
coding style guidance about function arguments
- Added support to the provider side EdDSA signature algorithm for
- Managed the release of 1.1.1h
- Investigated and created a reproducer for an issue where EC based
EVP_PKEYs fail to work in master where a private key is set but there is
no public key, but the same code worked in 1.1.1
- Implemented provider side support for SM2 Asymmetric Encryption
- Ongoing activity in the recruitment for the Administrator & Manager
- Renamed all *_with_libctx functions to *_ex()
- Reviewed old issues for relevance to the beta1 milestone
- Reviewed all the outstanding TODO(3.0) tags for relevance to the beta1
- Attended 2 OTC vf2f meetings
- Attended committer vf2f meeting
- Ongoing attendance at regular developer meetings
- Ongoing attendance at regular FIPS sponsor meetings


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