What is OpenSCAP?

What is OpenSCAP?

OpenSCAP is an auditing tool that utilizes the Extensible Configuration Checklist Description Format (XCCDF). XCCDF is a standard way of expressing checklist content and defines security checklists.

How do I use OpenSCAP?

We will use the OpenSCAP command-line tool.

  1. Install the OpenSCAP. First thing that you need to perform a vulnerability scan, is a program called scanner.
  2. Download the security policy. Second thing that you need are security policies in a form of SCAP documents.
  3. Start scanning.
  4. View the results.

What is OpenSCAP workbench?

SCAP Workbench is a graphical utility that offers an easy way to perform common oscap tasks. This tool allows users to perform configuration and vulnerability scans on a single local or a remote system, perform remediation of the system in accordance with the given XCCDF or SDS file.

Is OpenSCAP free?

Free to use on any platform The OpenSCAP project provides tools that are free to use anywhere you like, for any purpose. Availability of the code results in greater portability – anyone can send patches to add support for their platform of choice.

Who uses OpenSCAP?

Government agencies and their contractors are often required by law to implement cybersecurity programs and policies. Under the U.S. Federal Information Security Management (FISMA) Act, government agencies are required to implement SCAP protection, and similar laws apply in many other countries as well.

How do I get SCAP tool?

The DISA SCAP scan is only available to those with a DoD CAC and can be downloaded from the DoD Cyber Exchange NIPR site. See the URL above for more information. You use the benchmark files to load into the SCAP scanner and that allows the scan to match against good known security standards.

How do I install OpenSCAP?

Install OpenSCAP using the following command:

  1. On Fedora: dnf install openscap-scanner.
  2. On RHEL 6, RHEL7, CentOS 6 and CentOS 7: yum install openscap-scanner.
  3. On Debian and Ubuntu: apt-get install libopenscap8.

How do I run a SCAP scan in RHEL 7?

Make a RHEL7 server compliant with PCI-DSS

  1. Installation. First we need to install both the SCAP content which can provide the SSG project and the SCAP Workbench tool.
  2. Run SCAP Workbench.
  3. Select SCAP Content.
  4. Choose Profile.
  5. Run Scan.
  6. View and Analyze Results.
  7. Remediate your Server.

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What is SCAP and Stig?

STIG: The Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) are the configuration standards for DOD IA and IA-enabled devices/systems. https://iase.disa.mil/stigs/Pages/index.aspx. SCAP: The Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) is a synthesis of interoperable specifications derived from community ideas.

What is OpenSCAP in Linux?

OpenSCAP represents both a library and a command line tool which can be used to parse and evaluate each component of the SCAP standard. OpenSCAP is available on various Linux distributions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and Ubuntu.

How to install openscap on Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

If you are using Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, or Scientific Linux, you can install this tool and all necessary dependencies using the following command: Once you install and start SCAP Workbench, you will see a graphical tool providing a simple interface to a certified OpenSCAP scanner.

How to install oscap server on CentOS 7?

Open up a shell to the system you wish to assess and install the necessary packages: This will install oscap server/client needed to run the scan as well as the security content (STIGs) for each operating system. You can find this information located on your system at:

Can you run openscap Workbench on CentOS 7?

But there is a “workaround” that will allow OpenSCAP + OpenSCAP workbench to run on CentOS, I’ll document this in a separate post. To follow this guide you will need a minimal CentOS 7 install, ideally using the Kickstart file below or copying it’s partition layout.

Which is the best tool to scan openscap?

For your first scan, we recommend using SCAP Workbench, which can be easily obtained on many different operating systems. If you are using Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, or Scientific Linux, you can install this tool and all necessary dependencies using the following command: