8.4.2. Displaying SCAP Content

SCAP standard defines numerous file formats. The oscap utility can process or create files conforming to many of the formats. In order to further process the given file with SCAP content, you need to understand how to use oscap with the given file type. If you are unsure how to use a particular file, you can either open and read the file, or you can use the info module of oscap which parses the file and extracts relevant information in human-readable format.
Run the following command to examine the internal structure of a SCAP document and display useful information such as the document type, specification version, a status of the document, the date the document was published, and the date the document was copied to a file system:
oscap info file
where file is the full path to the security content file being examined. The following example better illustrates the usage of the oscap info command:

Example 8.5. Displaying Information About SCAP Content

~]$ oscap info /usr/share/xml/scap/ssg/content/ssg-rhel6-ds.xml
Document type: Source Data Stream
Imported: 2014-08-28T15:41:34

Stream: scap_org.open-scap_datastream_from_xccdf_ssg-rhel6-xccdf-1.2.xml
Generated: (null)
Version: 1.2
Checklists:
        Ref-Id: scap_org.open-scap_cref_ssg-rhel6-xccdf-1.2.xml
                Profiles:
                        xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_profile_test
                        xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_profile_CS2
                        xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_profile_common
                        xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_profile_server
                        xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_profile_stig-rhel6-server-upstream
                        xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_profile_usgcb-rhel6-server
                        xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_profile_rht-ccp
                        xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_profile_CSCF-RHEL6-MLS
                        xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_profile_C2S
                Referenced check files:
                        ssg-rhel6-oval.xml
                                system: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Checks:
        Ref-Id: scap_org.open-scap_cref_ssg-rhel6-oval.xml
        Ref-Id: scap_org.open-scap_cref_output--ssg-rhel6-cpe-oval.xml
        Ref-Id: scap_org.open-scap_cref_output--ssg-rhel6-oval.xml
Dictionaries:
        Ref-Id: scap_org.open-scap_cref_output--ssg-rhel6-cpe-dictionary.xml