MADB-10-012300 - MariaDB must implement NIST FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules to protect unclassified information requiring confidentiality and cryptographic protection, in accordance with the data owners requirements. - openssl

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.

It is the responsibility of the data owner to assess the cryptography requirements in light of applicable federal laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, and standards.

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.

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-253775r841850_rule, STIG-ID|MADB-10-012300, Vuln-ID|V-253775

Plugin: Unix

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