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The DBMS must be configured on a platform that has a NIST certified FIPS 140-2 or 140-3 installation of OpenSSL.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-233623 CD12-00-012800 SV-233623r836835_rule High
PostgreSQL uses OpenSSL for the underlying encryption layer. It must be installed on an operating system that contains a certified FIPS 140-2 or 140-3 distribution of OpenSSL. For other operating systems, users must obtain or build their own FIPS 140 OpenSSL libraries.
Crunchy Data PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-13


Check Text ( C-36817r836833_chk )
If the deployment incorporates a custom build of the operating system and PostgreSQL guaranteeing the use of FIPS 140-2 or 140-3 compliant OpenSSL, this is not a finding.

If PostgreSQL is not installed on an OS found in the CMVP (https://csrc.nist.gov/projects/cryptographic-module-validation-program/validated-modules), this is a finding.

If FIPS encryption is not enabled, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-36782r836834_fix)
Install PostgreSQL with FIPS-compliant cryptography enabled on an OS found in the CMVP (https://csrc.nist.gov/projects/cryptographic-module-validation-program/validated-modules) or by other means, ensure that FIPS 140-2 or 140-3 certified OpenSSL libraries are used by the DBMS.