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4.73. openscap

Updated openscap packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
OpenSCAP is an open source project, which enable integration of the SCAP line of standards. Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) is a line of standards managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It was created to provide a standardized approach to maintaining the security of enterprise systems, such as automatically verifying presence of patches, checking system security configuration settings, and examining systems for signs of compromise.


The openscap packages have been upgraded to upstream version 0.9.11, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. Among other changes, this update adds the following enhancement:
This update adds support for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) SCAP 1.2 standard, so that all content, such as the following, is correctly supported: the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG); The United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB); and Red Hat Security Advisory content. (BZ#871120)
Users of openscap are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.