1.189. openscap

Updated openscap packages that fix various bugs and add several enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) is a line of standards that provide a standard language for the expression of Computer Network Defense related information. OpenSCAP is a set of open source libraries for the integration of SCAP.
The openscap packages have been upgraded to upstream version 0.7.1, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. The most important changes include support for Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL) version 5.6, the new OpenSCAP API, and various memory and CPU optimizations. (BZ#642672)
Bug Fix
Previously, sending the "USR1" signal to all probes in order to abort the execution of a current rule could cause the oscap utility to stop responding or even terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. This update adapts the underlying source code to prevent such behavior, and when the "USR1" signal is received, the oscap utility now correctly aborts the execution of the selected rule and continues with the remaining rules as expected.
All users of openscap are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this and other bugs, and add these enhancements.