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The Photon operating system must only allow installation of packages signed by VMware.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239104 PHTN-67-000032 SV-239104r675120_rule Medium
Description
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 VMware.
STIG Date
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-42315r675118_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# rpm -qa gpg-pubkey --qf "%{version}-%{release} %{summary}\n"|grep -v "66fd4949-4803fe57"

If there is any output, an unsupported package has been installed and this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42274r675119_fix)
Confirm with VMware support that this package is not supported (for potential package additions after STIG publication).

At the command line, execute the following command:

# rpm -e