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The EDB Postgres Advanced Server must implement NIST FIPS 140-2 or 140-3 validated cryptographic modules to provision digital signatures.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-213664 PPS9-00-012700 SV-213664r836847_rule High
Use of weak or untested encryption algorithms undermines the purposes of utilizing encryption to protect data. The application must implement cryptographic modules adhering to the higher standards approved by the federal government since this provides assurance they have been tested and validated. For detailed information, refer to NIST FIPS Publication 140-3, Security Requirements For Cryptographic Modules. Note that the product's cryptographic modules must be validated and certified by NIST as FIPS-compliant.
EDB Postgres Advanced Server Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-13


Check Text ( C-14886r836845_chk )
If a FIPS-certified OpenSSL library is not installed, this is a finding.

Run the command "cat /proc/sys/crypto/fips_enabled".

If the output is not "1", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-14884r836846_fix)
If fips_enabled = 0, configure OpenSSL to be FIPS compliant.

Configure per operating system documentation:
RedHat: https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/7/html/security_guide/chap-federal_standards_and_regulations
Ubuntu: https://security-certs.docs.ubuntu.com/en/fips