salt-minion fails to start with "FATAL FIPS SELFTEST FAILURE"

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP 4


The salt-minion service fails to start with the following error message:
salt-minion[2481]: fips.c(468): OpenSSL internal error, assertion failed: FATAL FIPS SELFTEST FAILURE


Remove non default libopenssl packages that are installed on the minion


Multiple libopenssl packages are installed on the minion, for example:
libopenssl10  SUSE Linux Enterprise 15  1.0.2p-150000.3.56.1
libopenssl1_1  SUSE Linux Enterprise 15  1.1.1l-150400.7.7.1

Additional Information

With SLES 15 SP4 the default installed libopenssl package at the time of writing is:
libopenssl1_1  SUSE Linux Enterprise 15  1.1.1l-150400.7.7.1


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  • Document ID:000020840
  • Creation Date: 02-Nov-2022
  • Modified Date:02-Nov-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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