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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #2728


Module Name
BlackBerry Linux Kernel Cryptographic Module
FIPS 140-2
 Historical Reason
Moved to historical list due to sunsetting
Overall Level
When operated in FIPS mode and installed, initialized and configured as specified in the Security Policy Appendix C
Security Level Exceptions
  • Physical Security: N/A
  • Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Module Type
Multi-Chip Stand Alone
The BlackBerry Linux Kernel Cryptographic Module is a software-only external Linux Kernel module that provides general-purpose cryptographic services to the remainder of the kernel. The BlackBerry Linux Kernel Cryptographic Module expands the secure capabilities and features BlackBerry is known for, to devices running operating systems other than the BlackBerry OS.
Tested Configuration(s)
  • Android 5.1 64-bit running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8992 development device (single-user mode)
  • CentOS 7 64-bit running on a Kontron NSN2U IP Network Server with AES-NI
  • CentOS 7 64-bit running on a Kontron NSN2U IP Network Server without AES-NI
Approved Algorithms
AES Cert. #3464
DRBG Cert. #850
HMAC Cert. #2209
SHS Cert. #2859
Triple-DES Cert. #1953
Other Algorithms
AES GCM (Cert. #3464; non-compliant); AES LRW; DES; RNG
Software Versions


BlackBerry Limited
BlackBerry B
2200 University Ave. E
Waterloo, Ontario N2K 0A7

Security Certifications Team
Phone: (519) 888-7465 x 72921
Fax: (519) 888-9852

Validation History

Date Type Lab
8/29/2016 Initial CGI Information Systems & Management Consultants Inc