[gnutls-help] FIPS mode: Removing TLS 1.0 + reference

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Mon May 4 10:38:04 CEST 2015

On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 2:43 AM, jonetsu at teksavvy.com
<jonetsu at teksavvy.com> wrote:
>   Here is the reference to NIST Special Publication SP 800-52 revision
> 1:
> http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-52r1.pdf
>   Abstract:
>   "This Special Publication provides guidance to the selection
>    and configuration of TLS protocol implementations while making
>    effective use of Federal Information Processing Stand
>    ards (FIPS) and NIST- recommended cryptographic algorithms,
>    and requires that TLS 1.1 configured with FIPS- based cipher
>    suites as the minimum appropriate secure transport protocol
>    and recommends that agencies develop migration plans to TLS
>    1.2 by January 1, 2015. This Special Publication also
>    identifies TLS extensions for which mandatory support must be
>    provided and other recommended extensions."

I'm still not convinced. The version of FIPS140-2 I have does not
reference SP800-52. So the same argument applies. It should be FIPS
documents referencing the TLS 1.0 removal requirement, not vice-versa.


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