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Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 04:33:19 +0100
From: "alice" <>
To: <>
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)

On Wed Nov 2, 2022 at 3:53 AM CET, Alex Gaynor wrote:
> Alpine Linux switched to LibreSSL for a while, but then switched back
> to OpenSSL. (LibreSSL is still packaged separately)
(and nothing is meant to use libressl- things wanting the libtls
interface from libressl link to libretls[0] instead, in general. (just
for context, in alpine))


> Alex
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2022 at 10:53 PM Demi Marie Obenour
> <> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 01, 2022 at 09:52:59PM +0100, Erin Shepherd wrote:
> > > LibreTLS does not track the OpenSSL API, so increasingly software does not build with it (it's not possible to support both LibreSSL and a supported version of OpenSSL without #ifdef hell)
> >
> > Has software not from OpenBSD considered switching to LibreSSL outright?
> > --
> > Sincerely,
> > Demi Marie Obenour (she/her/hers)
> > Invisible Things Lab
> -- 
> All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing.

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