What is OVAL ?

Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL) is an international, information security, community standard to promote open and publicly available security content, and to standardize the transfer of this information across the entire spectrum of security tools and services.

OVAL includes a language used to encode system details, and an assortment of content repositories held throughout the community. The language standardizes the three main steps of the assessment process: representing configuration information of systems for testing; analyzing the system for the presence of the specified machine state (vulnerability, configuration, patch state, etc.); and reporting the results of this assessment. The repositories are collections of publicly available and open content that utilize the language. (FAQ OVAL)

What does it mean to be OVAL-Compatible ?

Security-Database.com has successfully completed the OVAL compatibility Requirements. This means that Security-Database produce a Repository of OVAL definitions to identify the crucial and criticial vulnerabilities and discrepancies.

Being OVAL-Compatible is the first step for Security-database team to show its interest to open standards and good security frameworks.

More information on OVAL Compatibility ?

See the OVAL Web site for detailed information on how a Web site, tool, database, or other security product or service becomes compatible, and for a complete list of OVAL-compatible products and services