[openssl-users] Openssl FIPS 186-4 Patch

murugesh pitchaiah murugesh.pitchaiah at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 05:58:04 UTC 2017

Hi Jacob,

Thanks for looking into this.
This FIPS186-4 is not just about SHA. It basically about the key
generation parameters. Especially I am looking for RSA key generation
parameters wrt FIPS 186-4.

Murugesh P.

On 10/5/17, Jakob Bohm <jb-openssl at wisemo.com> wrote:
> On 05/10/2017 13:51, murugesh pitchaiah wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I am looking for the FIPS 186-4 patch. I see it is not yet implemented
>> in openssl FIPS 2.0
> I assume FIPS 186-4 is the updated SHA standard that adds the SHA-3
> specification.
> In that case, that would be something that OpenSSL would first add to the
> basic OpenSSL library (perhaps in version 1.1.x).
> Once that is working as secure and tested (but not government "validated"),
> OpenSSL could incorporate that into their upcoming FIPS-validation (which I
> guess will become the "FIPS module 3.0").
> The "FIPS validation" bureaucracy is such that even basic bug fixes are
> very
> expensive and time consuming to get approved, thus adding new algorithms or
> other new features inside the "boundary" of the FIPS module is not
> something
> done under normal circumstances, and certainly not just to add another
> algorithm that isn't used by many people yet to a FIPS module that is only
> used by the OpenSSL 1.0.x library that they are trying to discontinue.
> Enjoy
> Jakob
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