gimp should be ported to use NSS library for cryptography.
See the tracking bug for details and links on how it could be done.
Where in GIMP does it use cryptography that you think needs to be converted over
to using NSS?
It contains MD5 implementation although if it is not used for crypto purposes
then the conversion doesn't have to happen.
re: comment #2 should this bug remain open?
(In reply to comment #3)
> re: comment #2 should this bug remain open?
I guess not.