[openssl-users] ECDSA_SIG_new and ECDSA_SIG_free details

Stephan Mühlstrasser stm at pdflib.com
Thu Jan 12 12:50:25 UTC 2017

Am 12.01.17 um 13:19 schrieb Salz, Rich:
>> My question was meant to ask why the pointers are initialized with
>> memset() instead of initializing them by an assignment with NULL or 0.
>> Was this a deliberate decision for some reason, or did it just creep in and no
>> one cares now to fix it? Would the OpenSSL team accept pull requests that
>> fix this?
> It was a mix of what was done, and then a conscious decision to do things that way.
> As for the PR, well, maybe...  We'd need to know details of which machine "test/sanitytest.c" fails on, and how popular it is to see if it's worthwhile.

Thanks for the clarification.

I think IBM iSeries is affected by this, but I still have to verify this.


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