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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-239134 PHTN-67-000063 SV-239134r675210_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 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42345r675208_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# grep "^gpgcheck" /etc/tdnf/tdnf.conf

If "gpgcheck" is not set to "1", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42304r675209_fix)
Open /etc/tdnf/tdnf.conf with a text editor.

Remove any existing gpgcheck setting and add the following line: