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The EDB Postgres Advanced Server must implement NIST FIPS 140-2 or 140-3 validated cryptographic modules to protect unclassified information requiring confidentiality and cryptographic protection, in accordance with the requirements of the data owner.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-213666 PPS9-00-012900 SV-213666r836851_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. It is the responsibility of the data owner to assess the cryptography requirements in light of applicable federal laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, and standards. 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-14888r290310_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-14886r836850_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