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Re: [PATCH] imap-send: Fix compilation without deprecated OpenSSL APIs




Rosen Penev <rosenp@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Initialization in OpenSSL has been deprecated in version 1.1.

https://www.openssl.org/docs/man1.0.2/ssl/SSL_library_init.html says 

	SSL_library_init() must be called before any other action takes
	place.

https://www.openssl.org/docs/man1.1.0/ssl/SSL_library_init.html says
the same.

Which makes it necessary for us to defend the following claim

> This makes
> compilation fail when deprecated APIs for OpenSSL are compile-time
> disabled.

as a valid problem description more rigorously.  To me, the cursory
web-serfing I did above makes me suspect that an OpenSSL
implementation with such a compile-time disabling _is_ buggy, as it
forbids the API users to call an API function they are told to call
before doing anything else.

> Signed-off-by: Rosen Penev <rosenp@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---
>  imap-send.c | 2 ++
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/imap-send.c b/imap-send.c
> index b4eb886e2..21f741c8c 100644
> --- a/imap-send.c
> +++ b/imap-send.c
> @@ -284,8 +284,10 @@ static int ssl_socket_connect(struct imap_socket *sock, int use_tls_only, int ve
>  	int ret;
>  	X509 *cert;
>  
> +#if (OPENSSL_VERSION_NUMBER < 0x10000000L)

https://www.openssl.org/docs/man1.1.0/crypto/OPENSSL_VERSION_NUMBER.html

says that OPENSSL_VERSION_NUMBER is of form 0xMNNFFPPS where M is
major, NN is minor, FF is fix, PP is patch and S is status, and
gives an example that 0x00906023 stands for 0.9.6.b beta 3 (M=0,
NN=09, FF=06, PP=02 and S=3).  So "< 0x10000000L" means "anything
with M smaller than 1".  IOW, we would no longer call _init() for
e.g. "version 1.0.0 beta 0".  That contradicts with the first claim
of the proposed log message ("deprecated in 1.1" implying that it is
not yet deprecated in say 1.0.2).



>  	SSL_library_init();
>  	SSL_load_error_strings();
> +#endif
>  
>  	meth = SSLv23_method();
>  	if (!meth) {