Openscap package too outdated

Nrbrtx nrbrtx at
Mon Jul 10 14:47:43 UTC 2017

Dear all!

As you may remember I tried to get OpenSCAP working on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
since 2014 (see my question on launchpad [Solved in comment 27] How to use
openscap on Ubuntu or Debian?

I have already reported some bugs about OpenSCAP:
* 2017-01-22 1658529 "[SRU] OpenSCAP packages should be updated to the
latest versions on Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 LTS"
* 2017-01-22 1658492 "[needs-packaging] For security reasons scap-workbench
should be available in supported Ubuntu LTS versions - 14.04 and 16.04"
* 2017-01-23 1658759 "oscap with com.ubuntu.xenial.cve.oval.xml wrongly
reports many unpatched (and unknown) non-installed packages on Ubuntu
Xenial 16.04.1 LTS" <>

These bugs are very close to the current discussion. Please pay attention
to them. I added actual comments.

IMHO OpenSCAP and OpenSCAP Workbench should be available and often upgraded
in such a great GNU/Linux as Ubuntu.
It's security audit tool, is not it?
Otherwise enterprise users will not use Ubuntu. And they will use RedHat or

With best regards,

On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 3:41 PM, Robie Basak <robie.basak at> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 01:25:26PM +0200, Jesus Linares wrote:
> > It will be great if you update the official one.
> Please understand that there is currently no Ubuntu development team
> committed to updating this package in Trusty. If you'd like to see this
> happen, your best chance is to contribute the update yourself. Start
> from
> Robie
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