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8.38. cryptsetup-luks

Updated cryptsetup-luks packages that add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The cryptsetup-luks packages provide a utility which allows users to set up encrypted devices with the Device Mapper and the dm-crypt target.


FIPS products are now defined by the presence of the dracut-fips package in the system. During the initialization of a library, a cryptographic module is supposed to determine if the library is a FIPS product to reduce the amount of required integrity tests. For this purpose, a new constructor function has been added to the cryptsetup-libs library. The constructor detects if the /etc/system-fips file, which is a part of dracut-fips, exists in the system, and determines if a FIPS integrity test is needed.
Users of cryptsetup-luks are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add this enhancement.