MADB-10-012100 - MariaDB must implement NIST FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules to provision digital signatures. - libmysqlclient

Information

Use of weak or untested encryption algorithms undermines the purposes of utilizing encryption to protect data. The application must implement cryptographic modules adhering to the higher standards approved by the federal government since this provides assurance they have been tested and validated.

For detailed information, refer to NIST FIPS Publication 140-2, Security Requirements For Cryptographic Modules. Note that the product's cryptographic modules must be validated and certified by NIST as FIPS-compliant.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.

Solution

If crypto.fips_enabled = 0, configure operating system per operating system documentation:
RedHat: https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/7/html/security_guide/chap-federal_standards_and_regulations
Ubuntu: https://security-certs.docs.ubuntu.com/en/fips

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_MariaDB_Enterprise_10-x_V1R2_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|SC-13, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002450, Rule-ID|SV-253773r841844_rule, STIG-ID|MADB-10-012100, Vuln-ID|V-253773

Plugin: MySQLDB

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