Scap for Centos

Spencer Shimko spencer at
Sat May 24 19:25:26 UTC 2014

On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM, Spencer Shimko
<spencer at> wrote:
> On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 5:06 PM, Shawn Wells <shawn at> wrote:
>> On 5/22/14, 3:43 PM, Derek Warner wrote:
>>> Any chance anyone is working on getting SCAP to work on CENTOS? I would
>>> love to use the scap security guide and secstate to validate CENTOS 6.5.
>>> Right now its a manual process going line by line in the RHEL 5 STIG. I
>>> would really love to find out if anyone has anything automated that works on
>> Given that CentOS isn't allowed on DoD networks, there is no STIG, no common
>> criteria, no support, and doesn't meet any of the mandatory regulatory
>> requirements, what's driving the need?
> I apologize as I replied elsewhere but should have read through the
> entire thread first.
> Shawn, what leads you to believe CentOS isn't allowed on DoD networks?
>  The 8500.1 section 4.19 makes the contrary quite clear to me - CentOS
> (et al) are acceptable component in a solution when it comes to
> meeting a compelling operational requirement.  Perhaps I'm
> misinterpreting that document though.


I think this is an important issue that needs to be addressed.  What
is leading you to the conclusion that CentOS is not allowed on DoD

If I'm mistaken please point out the reasons why.  Similarly, if
you're mistaken please let us know.  Either way, that ensures that
those providing guidance to others are providing accurate information
on the subject.


> Thanks,
> --Spencer

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