[gnutls-devel] [PATCH] asn1random.pl: generate simple tags only

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Wed Mar 4 09:33:39 CET 2015

On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:24 AM, Matvejchikov Ilya
<matvejchikov at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2015-03-04 10:51 GMT+03:00 Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at gnutls.org>:
>> On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 1:35 AM, Matvejchikov Ilya
>> <matvejchikov at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Please, review the patch
>> Thanks Ilya. It looks reasonable, but could you elaborate why this is
>> needed? Wouldn't it make sense to have these tags as well?
> This patch fixes the problem. But it would be nice to have theese tags
> correctly encoded too.

I think the idea of these scripts is to test incorrectly encoded tags
as well, so if you strive to correctly encode them, you may defeat its
purpose. It would make sense however, to have them generate reasonable
structures that don't get rejected immediately. However, I'm not sure
I understood which problem you notice there, and what you're try to

> Do you know who is the maintainer of asn1random.pl / x509random.pl scripts?

They were originally written to test an ASN.1 parser in the  Linux
kernel. Not sure if there are still used for that. You may contact the
author if you like.


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