STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Application Security and Development Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 4 Release: 9 Benchmark Date: 25 Jan 2019: The application must utilize FIPS-validated cryptographic modules when generating cryptographic hashes.

DISA Rule

SV-84815r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-70193

Group Title

SRG-APP-000514

Rule Version

APSC-DV-002030

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Configure the application to use a FIPS-validated hashing algorithm when creating a cryptographic hash.

Check Contents

Review the application components and the application requirements to determine if the application is capable of generating cryptographic hashes.

Review the application documentation and interview the application developer or administrator to identify the cryptographic modules used by the application.

If hashing of application components has been identified in the application security plan as not being required and if a documented acceptance of risk is provided, this is not a finding.

Have the application admin or the developer demonstrate how the application generates hashes and what hashing algorithms are used when generating a hash value.

While SHA1 is currently FIPS-140-2 approved, due to known vulnerabilities with this algorithm, DoD PKI policy prohibits the use of SHA1 as of December 2016. See DoD CIO Memo Subject: Revised Schedule to Update DoD Public Key Infrastructure Certificates to Secure Hash Algorithm-256.

If the application resides on a National Security System (NSS) and uses an algorithm weaker than SHA-384, this is a finding.

If FIPS-validated cryptographic modules are not used when generating hashes or if the application is configured to use the MD5 or SHA1 hashing algorithm, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-70193

Documentable

False

Rule Version

APSC-DV-002030

Severity Override Guidance

Review the application components and the application requirements to determine if the application is capable of generating cryptographic hashes.

Review the application documentation and interview the application developer or administrator to identify the cryptographic modules used by the application.

If hashing of application components has been identified in the application security plan as not being required and if a documented acceptance of risk is provided, this is not a finding.

Have the application admin or the developer demonstrate how the application generates hashes and what hashing algorithms are used when generating a hash value.

While SHA1 is currently FIPS-140-2 approved, due to known vulnerabilities with this algorithm, DoD PKI policy prohibits the use of SHA1 as of December 2016. See DoD CIO Memo Subject: Revised Schedule to Update DoD Public Key Infrastructure Certificates to Secure Hash Algorithm-256.

If the application resides on a National Security System (NSS) and uses an algorithm weaker than SHA-384, this is a finding.

If FIPS-validated cryptographic modules are not used when generating hashes or if the application is configured to use the MD5 or SHA1 hashing algorithm, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3009

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