openssl v3.0.2 is not work with dynamic engine libengine-gost-openssl1.1

Bug #2039142 reported by Youriy

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openssl (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


We use from a source code the gost engine for a check certificates chains. But openssl the version 3.0.2 is not correct load dynamic engines. openssl return error "40D7F65B7F7F0000:error:1280006A:DSO support routines:dlfcn_bind_func:could not bind to the requested symbol name:../crypto/dso/dso_dlfcn.c:188:symname(EVP_PKEY_base_id): /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/engines-3/ undefined symbol: EVP_PKEY_base_id".

We checked openssl the version 3.0.1, and 3.0.3, and 3.1.3 with the same engine. It work.

In the openssl it fixed, but in the version >=3.0.3.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 22.04
Package: openssl 3.0.2-0ubuntu1.10
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 6.2.0-34.34~22.04.1-generic 6.2.16
Uname: Linux 6.2.0-34-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu82.5
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: pass
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Thu Oct 12 09:44:36 2023
InstallationDate: Installed on 2023-01-13 (271 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS "Jammy Jellyfish" - Release amd64 (20220809.1)
SourcePackage: openssl
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Youriy (atribolt) wrote :
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Adrien Nader (adrien-n) wrote :


I have not been able to reproduce your issue. Since you did not provide the exact command you've used, I did a different test that relies on the engine. I did the following (lots of trial and error):

* git clone
* mkdir build
* cd build
* cmake -DOPENSSL_ENGINES_DIR=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/engines-3/ ..
* make install # install paths are pretty inconsistent and there's no way to uninstall but I'm going to throw away my test container
* vim example.conf
* change dynamic_path to "dynamic_path = /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/engines-3/"
* OPENSSL_CONF=$(pwd)/example.conf openssl dgst -md_gost94

I'm also a bit surprised by your error.

The only recent commit I've found that touches EVP_PKEY_base_id reads the following:

> if the newly loaded engine contains the symbol
> EVP_PKEY_base_id, we know it is linked to 1.1.x openssl.
> Abort loading this engine, as it will definitely crash.

As far as I understand it, the only use for this symbol is to detect that there's a version mismatch. Are you sure you don't have both in your path? Moreover I didn't notice a change related to that between 3.0.2 and 3.0.3.

Also, there is still libengine-gost-openssl1.1 in the archive for jammy (it's removed now). I tried with it too and it worked even though the is installed directly in / rather than in /usr/lib/<arch>/engines .

I would need a reproducer to investigate further.

Adrien Nader (adrien-n)
Changed in openssl (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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