SLES-12-010420 - FIPS 140-2 mode must be enabled on the SUSE operating system.

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

Satisfies: SRG-OS-000396-GPOS-00176, SRG-OS-000478-GPOS-00223


To configure the SUSE operating system to run in FIPS mode, add 'fips=1' to the kernel parameter during the SUSE operating system install.

Enabling FIPS mode on a preexisting system involves a number of modifications to the SUSE operating system. Refer to section 9.1, 'Crypto Officer Guidance', of the following document for installation guidance:

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References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002450, Rule-ID|SV-217143r877466_rule, STIG-ID|SLES-12-010420, STIG-Legacy|SV-91837, STIG-Legacy|V-77141, Vuln-ID|V-217143

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 141d7043fa5fc30af901e35ff8ca7f955e0b5706cb135e924be9f5cf824566db