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Re: mariadb + FIPS
Reindl Harald <h.reindl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Mon, 2 Sep 2019 21:05:37 +0200
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Am 02.09.19 um 20:22 schrieb Captain Wiggum:
> Thanks Harald for your reply. I do not disagree with anything you said.
> Unfortunately we cannot tell the US Govt that their requirements are stupid.
> When openssl is in FIPS mode, md5 & sha1 are disabled for everyone.
> So any usage from mariadb (linked with openssl) will fail.
yeah, but not every usage of a hash function is related to openssl
> On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 4:33 PM Reindl Harald <h.reindl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:h.reindl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> Am 30.08.19 um 00:10 schrieb Captain Wiggum:
> > I have searched the archives and forums and cannot find an answer to
> > this question.
> > Does mariadb support FIPS, and if so, how or where is a document
> about this.
> > I use mariadb 10.3.17 with OpenSSL 1.0.2 with FIPS enabled, all built
> > from source.
> > In FIPS mode, SHA1 is disallowed by openssl, as required by FIPS.
> > However, when I search the mariadb code, SHA1 is used in many places.
> > How can I update mariadb to use sha256, without a ton of recoding?
> > Any tips appreciated.
> outside of encryption code nothing is wrong with SHA1 depending on the
> usecase and without context "SHA1 is used in many place" is a useless
> there are even usecases where MD4 is just fine
> againb: not every usage of a hash function is security related or
> collisions prone and in that case it would be pretty dumb use a much
> slower sha256 hash