OpenSSL 1.0.2 EOL and new FIPS-validated crypto module
Dr Paul Dale
paul.dale at oracle.com
Tue Oct 22 14:15:44 UTC 2019
The FIPS module source code can’t be changed without losing validation.
Dr Paul Dale | Distinguished Architect | Cryptographic Foundations
Phone +61 7 3031 7217
> On 22 Oct 2019, at 11:46 pm, Salman Baset <salman.a.baset at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you very much. This is helpful. Will the support also include any updates to the FIPS compatible part, or is that out of scope because any update essentially invalidates existing FIPS cert for potential use?
> On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 11:56 AM Dr Paul Dale <paul.dale at oracle.com <mailto:paul.dale at oracle.com>> wrote:
> The EOL date for OpenSSL 1.0.2 will not be extended.
> It is possible to purchase premium level support which will provide 1.0.2 updates beyond its normal end of life. See: https://www.openssl.org/support/contracts.html#premium <https://www.openssl.org/support/contracts.html#premium>
> Dr Paul Dale | Distinguished Architect | Cryptographic Foundations
> Phone +61 7 3031 7217
> Oracle Australia
>> On 21 Oct 2019, at 9:11 pm, Salman Baset <salman.a.baset at gmail.com <mailto:salman.a.baset at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I was wondering if there is any update on getting a new FIPS-validated module for OpenSSL by the end of this year (before EOL of 1.0.2), as was mentioned in this blog post:
>> https://www.openssl.org/blog/blog/2018/09/25/fips/ <https://www.openssl.org/blog/blog/2018/09/25/fips/>
>> According to this email, the new FIPS module is dependent on OpenSSL 3.0, whose release timing is not certain yet.
>> https://mta.openssl.org/pipermail/openssl-users/2019-February/009836.html <https://mta.openssl.org/pipermail/openssl-users/2019-February/009836.html>
>> I will appreciate if someone can provide an update on the new FIPS timeline as that will help folks who are looking to depend on OpenSSL's FIPS-validated modules in the next 6-9 months or so.
>> Lastly, is there any chance of extending the EOL date of OpenSSL 1.0.2 till the new FIPS module/OpenSSL 3.0 becomes available?
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