Is version X of Red Hat Enterprise Linux FIPS 140-2 certified/validated/compliant?

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Issue

  • When Red Hat gets particular packages to pass FIPS validation with NIST, are the package versions after that also considered FIPS-validated or FIPS-certified?

  • There's a Red Hat knowledge article that details how to configure a RHEL5 system to be FIPS 140-2 compliant; however, it recommends using very old versions of packages. Does this mean one must use those old packages from 2010 in order to run a RHEL5 box in FIPS mode?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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