Bug 1732908 - Python 3.6 lacks FIPS support
Summary: Python 3.6 lacks FIPS support
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: python3
Version: 7.7
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Charalampos Stratakis
QA Contact: Lukáš Zachar
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Reported: 2019-07-24 16:48 UTC by David Davis
Modified: 2020-01-14 14:26 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: python3-3.6.8-12.el7
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Description David Davis 2019-07-24 16:48:46 UTC
Description of problem:

This should raise a ValueError in FIPS mode but it doesn't:

    python -c "import hashlib; print(hashlib.md5())"

Looks like python36 hasn't been patched with FIPS support.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable fips mode in Centos 7
2. Check that fips is enabled (eg sysctl crypto.fips_enabled)
3. Run the command above

Actual results:

No exception.

Expected results:


Additional info:

Comment 1 Miro Hrončok 2019-07-24 22:12:20 UTC
Given the soon to be added python3 package in RHEL, this EPEL package will be retired soon. Hence reassigning.

Comment 12 Simo Sorce 2020-01-06 13:45:52 UTC
In RHEL-7 we only cared for the crypto libraries' FIPS validation.
In RHEL-8 we stepped up the game to make the whole distribution FIPS compliant, with as few exceptions as possible.

So the current status is fine by us, no sync is needed, and it is actually unwanted as it may break working customer installations.

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