[ubuntu-hardened] OVAL/XCCDF for Ubuntu

Vincent Batts vbatts at hashbangbash.com
Fri Sep 16 19:54:32 UTC 2011

howdy all,

After a brief discussion with sbeattie, kees and mdeslaur, in the
#ubuntu-hardened irc channel, I understand that there are no official
efforts to establish a OVAL and/or XCCDF for ubuntu releases. There
are an increasing amount of utilities to generate reports, or execute
tests from these file formats. One of which is openscap
(http://www.open-scap.org/). A lot of it's efforts come from the
redhat community.

Question to the community, are there any groups currently working on
OVAL/XCCDF files, that would be willing to share?

you mentioned access to the USN database, that might get accessed in
an effort to generate these files. Can you provide more information on

Take care,

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