----- Original Message -----
From: "Grant Schoep" <matobinder(a)gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2014 2:04:55 AM
Subject: First time running openscap, getting notapplicable
Using RHEL 5.11
Please send us `oscap --v`. I don't see any reason why it shouldn't include
cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5 but would like to know for sure.
xccdf.xml source from
Downloaded "Red Hat 5 Manual STIG - Version 1, Release 8"
That contains the U_RedHat_5_V1R8_Manual-xccdf.xml file.
Just a note, this is not scap-security-guide, it's a different content from
different authors. I will try to help regardless.
It's a manual check content. That probably means that the checks are described
but not automated. They don't bundle any OVAL files as far as I can see, XCCDF
alone won't do any checks.
From a cursory glance at the XCCDF file they use 2 check systems, one
but they don't include the oval.xml file. The other is
"C-36041r1_chk". I have
no idea what that is. It uses a file that's also not included.
I just tried running it, and all results show
Are you sure it's notapplicable? I would expect 'notchecked' in this case.
Looking through the docs, it does seem to point out, and google seems
also point out that I need to be running on the right platform. It seems I
This is truly a Redhat 5 workstation(or server), not CentOS.
My command looks like this
oscap xccdf eval --profile MAC-1_Public --results result.xml
The zip file from iase website didn't contain a CPE file, so I assumed one
was not needed? Though I have a feeling this is my problem.
openscap supports several CPE platforms without any CPE files. RHEL5 is among
them. So yes, CPE file shouldn't be necessary. See `oscap --v` for a list of
inbuilt CPE platforms.
NOTE, that when I running I do see this message to stderr
WARNING: Skipping ./oval.xml file which is referenced from XCCDF content
Yeah, that's openscap telling you that it can't find the checks.