[openssl-users] Digest MD5 forbidden in FIPS mode

Ethan Rahn ethan.rahn at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 01:04:18 UTC 2016

MD5 is not considered a safe function to use hence it is forbidden in FIPS
mode. Can you use a different hash function ( such as SHA-something ) for
your use case?

On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 4:43 PM, Marcos Bontempo <marcosbontempo at hotmail.com
> wrote:

> Hello,
> I wrote a C code which enter in FIPS mode with fips_mod_set(1).
> But, when I call MD5 functions after setting FIPS mode, I get this error:
> md5_dgst.c(75): OpenSSL internal error, assertion failed: Low level API
> call to digest MD5 forbidden in FIPS mode! Aborted.
> Does anybody know what is wrong? How can I correct it?
> Any tip will be very helpful,
> Thanks.
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