Requirement for FIPS 200
Use of validated cryptography
"When cryptography is employed within the information system, the system
performs all cryptographic operations (including key generation) using FIPS
140-2 validated cryptographic modules operating in approved modes of operation".
See http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-53/SP800-53.pdf for more
NSS is going through FIPS 140-2 validation; we need to ensure the version of NSS
in the distribution matches the validated version.
More difficult is going to be tracking down the other crypto and coming up with
a plan to consolidate and/or validate it. OpenSSL has been through the process
but there are problems with the currently validated version that prohibit us
from shipping it.
I can arrange a conversation with OSSI who has sponsored the FIPS 140-2
evaluation for OpenSSL to discuss synergies.
Closing this bug since there is another one for FIPS work.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 444768 ***