OpenSCAP v0.5.7 released

The OpenSCAP Project was created to provide an open-source framework to the community which enables integration with the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) suite of standards and capabilities.

It is the goal of OpenSCAP to provide a simple, easy to use set of interfaces to serve as the framework for community use of SCAP.

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Version 0.5.7

  • Debian dpkginfo probe is available now
  • RHEL5 support
  • new command line tool - OVAL scanner
  • Fedora 12 OVAL content available
  • documentation is heavily updated (with class diagrams)
  • new tests in make check
  • minor API changes
  • C++ reserved names cleanup
  • tons of fixes

More information about SCAP can be found at

Post scriptum

Compliance Mandates

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    PCI DSS 11.2, 6.6, SOX A13.3, GLBA 16CFR Part 314.4(c), HIPAA 164.308(a)(8), FISMA RA-5, SI-2, ISO 27001-27002 12.6, 15.2.2


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