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The Photon operating system must not have the telnet package installed.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-258819 PHTN-40-000040 SV-258819r933518_rule High
Passwords need to be protected at all times, and encryption is the standard method for protecting passwords. If passwords are not encrypted, they can be plainly read (i.e., clear text) and easily compromised.
VMware vSphere 8.0 vCenter Appliance Photon OS 4.0 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-10-29


Check Text ( C-62559r933516_chk )
At the command line, run the following command to verify telnet is not installed:

# rpm -qa | grep telnet

If any results are returned indicating telnet is installed, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-62468r933517_fix)
At the command line, run the following command:

# tdnf remove