wolfCrypt Submitted for FIPS 140-3!

After much work, wolfSSL is proud to announce that wolfCrypt v5 has been submitted to the CMVP and wolfCrypt is on the Modules in Process list for FIPS 140-3 Approval.

We’ve added more algorithms to our testing. We have AES-OFB mode. We added the TLSv1.2 and TLSv1.3 KDFs, including the extended master secret, and the SSH KDF. We’ve also testing 4096-bit RSA and ECDSA with SHA-3.

If you need to use TLSv1.3 in a FIPS environment, we have you covered! wolfCrypt FIPS also works with our other products including wolfBoot, wolfEngine, and wolfSSH.

More about FIPS 140-3

FIPS 140-3 is an incremental advancement of FIPS 140-2, which now standardizes on the ISO 19790:2012 and ISO 24759:2017 specifications. Historically, ISO 19790 was based on FIPS 140-2, but has continued to advance since that time. FIPS 140-3 will now point back to ISO 19790 for security requirements. Keeping FIPS 140-3 as a separate standard will still allow NIST to mandate additional requirements on top of what the ISO standard contains when needed.

Among the changes for FIPS 140-3 are conditional algorithm self-tests, where the algorithm self-tests are only performed if used. The pre-operational self-test is now faster, as all the algorithms are not tested until needed. This helps with startup times as the public key self-testing can be time consuming. The self tests can be run at appropriate times for your application startup. Also, there is additional testing of the DRBG entropy sources.

For more information, please visit our FIPS page here.

If you want an up to date cryptography library and TLS stack that is ready for FIPS 140-3, contact us at fips@wolfssl.com.

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