Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 697648
Rebase openscap for OVAL 5.8 functionality
Last modified: 2011-12-06 10:08:12 EST
Description of problem:
The currently shipped version of openscap support OVAL 5.6. We would like to extend support to OVAL 5.8.
OVAL 5.8 introduce important linux/unix tests that are applicable to many security guidelines.
We need to meet the SCAP 1.1 specification:
This means stepping up to OVAL 5.8 and adding support for OCIL 2.0. All the other standards are the same as SCAP 1.0.
We can also provide SCAP content that reflects RHEL default configuration + hardening tips in this rebase.
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request. You may appeal this
decision by reopening this request.
Reopening, the USGCB content is written for SCAP 1.1. We need to have the ability to at least scan our own system with content designed for our system.
This rebase and support for both SCAP 1.1 and USGCB is important. It's not especially useful to carry the package at all otherwise.
Peter, the official list of changes for 5.8 is quite long . I suppose that not all of them were implemented into openscap. Is it possible to list what has been done in openscap and what has not? You did it during OVAL support upgrade from 5.4 to 5.6 in RHEL6.1  and it was very helpful and qa-friendly.
Ondrej, please take a look at:
I believe all the changes relevant to our platform are on the list and most of them were already implemented.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.