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Bug 1064849 - python-pymongo uses FIPS unsafe md5 function
Summary: python-pymongo uses FIPS unsafe md5 function
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Software Collections
Classification: Red Hat
Component: python-pymongo
Version: python33
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: beta
: 2.0
Assignee: Bohuslav "Slavek" Kabrda
QA Contact: BaseOS QE - Apps
Depends On: 1064844
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-02-13 12:18 UTC by Robert Kuska
Modified: 2016-04-18 10:17 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 1064844
Last Closed: 2014-12-05 09:40:19 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Robert Kuska 2014-02-13 12:18:10 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1064844 +++

PyMongo uses md5 hash for authentification and md5 is not safe to use while FIPS mode is on. Using PyMongo authentification will result in failures with FIPS mode.

From pymongo/

    import hashlib
    _MD5 = hashlib.md5
except ImportError: # for Python < 2.5
    import md5
    _MD5 =

def __password_digest(username, password):


    md5hash = _MD5()
    data = "%s:mongo:%s" % (username, password)
    return unicode(md5hash.hexdigest())

I do not recommend to fix this issue, changing hash function to e.g sha256 may result into backward incompatible change.

Comment 2 Bohuslav "Slavek" Kabrda 2014-12-05 09:40:19 UTC
This bug is here only for purpose of documenting missing FIPS functionality, but as mentioned in the original report, this won't be fixed.

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