Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1312859
[RFE] Backport FIPS mode workaround for hashlib from RHEL-6
Last modified: 2017-04-06 06:03:41 EDT
Description of problem:
When hashlib is used for calculating MD5 digest and the system is running in FIPS mode, the OpenSSL implementation will abort process
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable FIPS mode in RHEL-5
2. use hashlib module to calculate MD5 hash
digest.c(151): OpenSSL internal error, assertion failed: Digest update previous FIPS forbidden algorithm error ignored
ValueError raised, usedforsecurity parameter to new() supported
The feature is implemented in python-2.6.5-hashlib-fips.patch in RHEL-6 package
Fedora EPEL 5 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2017-03-31. Fedora EPEL 5
is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.
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