[openssl-users] Regarding FIPS capable openssl (I want to combine libcrypto.a and libssl.a)
jb-openssl at wisemo.com
Fri Jun 24 13:43:15 UTC 2016
On 24/06/2016 15:24, Sahil Gandhi wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> Could you please help me out?
> I tried to re-read that part of user-guide but no success.
> I know how to generate fingerprint but once i create new static
> library out of libcrypto.a and libssl.a.
> And I do generate the finger print of that new library but don't know
> how to proceed further with that.
> because if i use that new library(to create executable) as it is, it
> throws fingerprint mismatch error.
> My sample source file has FIPS_mode_set(1) call only.
Because fipscannister.o is not compiled as 100% position independent
code (and cannot legally be done so due to the bureaucratic rules of
the FIPS validation), every new program linked to the FIPS enabled
libcrypto.a will end up with a different fingerprint for the
And if load address randomization is enabled in the operating system,
each new run of the program will end up with a different fingerprint
and thus not work.
The situation is slightly better for the libcrypto.so DLL, because
if load address randomization is turned off and it is ensured that
libcrypto.so will load at a particular address every time, there
will only be one fingerprint for each compiled libcrypto.so DLL.
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 4:14 PM, Steve Marquess <marquess at openssl.com
> <mailto:marquess at openssl.com>> wrote:
> On 06/24/2016 03:10 AM, Sahil Gandhi wrote:
> > Hi Jakob,
> > Could you please elaborate it? I am not getting it.
> > I might missing something but I did not get it.
> > Many Thanks Jakob for replying.
> > -Sahil
> > On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 11:57 AM, Jakob Bohm
> <jb-openssl at wisemo.com <mailto:jb-openssl at wisemo.com>
> > <mailto:jb-openssl at wisemo.com <mailto:jb-openssl at wisemo.com>>> wrote:
> > On 24/06/2016 07:59, Sahil Gandhi wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I have built Openssl-fips-2.0.10.tar on* RHEL Linux*
> > happens with Solaris 10*_/). Then I built Openssl-1.0.1p
> > respective fips object module (i.e.
> > Once I have built Openssl-1.0.1p, libcrypto.a and
> libssl.a has
> > been created.
> > I need to join these 2 libraries and make it one.
> > I am doing it using "ar" command as follows:
> > ar -x libssl.a
> > ar -x libcrypto.a
> > Then combine all .o files to make third library:
> > ar -r libnew.a *.o
> > But when i use this libnew.a in my sample(contain
> > FIPS_mode_set(1)), it compiles successfully but when
> execute the
> > executable it throws error* finger print does not
> > Plz help.
> > I need to combine both libaries and make it one.
> > Any help/suggestion?
> > You forgot the special link step for FIPS enabled applications,
> > perhaps also some of the other required steps from the FIPS
> > module users guide.
> See https://openssl.org/docs/fips/UserGuide-2.0.pdf.
> The FIPS module requires special build-time voodoo to satisfy the
> peculiar requirements of the FIPS 140-2 validation.
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