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The Photon operating system RPM package management tool must cryptographically verify the authenticity of all software packages during installation.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239135 PHTN-67-000064 SV-239135r856053_rule Medium
Installation of any non-trusted software, patches, service packs, device drivers, or operating system components can significantly affect the overall security of the operating system. This requirement ensures the software has not been tampered with and has been provided by a trusted vendor.
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-09-27


Check Text ( C-42346r675211_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# grep gpgcheck /etc/yum.repos.d/*

If "gpgcheck" is not set to "1" in any returned file, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42305r675212_fix)
Open the file where gpgcheck is not set to "1" with a text editor.

Remove any existing gpgcheck setting and add the following line at the end of the file: