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From Kaspar Brand <>
Subject Re: Using UPN from subjectAltName with SSLUserName
Date Sun, 19 Jul 2015 15:24:12 GMT
On 13.07.2015 16:03, Joe Orton wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 04:40:20PM +0200, Kaspar Brand wrote:
>> @@ -1902,5 +1907,7 @@ apr_status_t ssl_init_ModuleKill(void *data)
>>      free_dh_params();
>> +    OBJ_cleanup();
>> +
>>      return APR_SUCCESS;
> From being burnt previously three or four times, I get scared by OpenSSL 
> process global stuff.
> Have you worked out that it's safe to do that call there?  It looks odd 
> to do that there rather than alongside other global cleanups in 
> ssl_cleanup_pre_config, so it's at least worth a comment if you really 
> want this here.

Thanks for the heads up. After further digging, I believe it's not
really comparable to the cases you're probably referring to (only found
these two):

1) ERR_load_crypto_strings() / ERR_free_strings()

Originally addressed in, it was
subsequently fixed in OpenSSL (0.9.8e and later, see [1]), and
in late 2014 also adjusted for more recent OpenSSL versions
(PR 53435 /

2) CRYPTO_new_ex_data() / CRYPTO_cleanup_all_ex_data()

Addressed in (by dropping the
CRYPTO_cleanup_all_ex_data call), see also PR 44975 /

OBJ_create() / OBJ_cleanup() doesn't seem to suffer from these problems,
but on the other hand, I'm also fine with dropping the OBJ_cleanup()
call, since we only call OBJ_create() if the table entry doesn't exist
yet (i.e. even repeated calls in ssl_init_Module / reloads
do not cause any "leak").

> There is some complicated interaction between EVP_cleanup() and
> OBJ_cleanup() which I haven't tried to decipher, but it looks like
> EVP_cleanup() will actually do the cleanup call?

This was added with 1.0.0, apparently [2]. The code would apply if
OBJ_cleanup were called *before* EVP_cleanup (in all other cases,
EVP_cleanup does not call OBJ_cleanup).

But, to be on the safe side, I think we could a) move the OBJ_create()
call to ssl_hook_pre_config and b) omit OBJ_cleanup(). Do you concur?




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