"oscap-ssh --sudo" fails to retrieve the result files with "scp: ...: Permission denied" error

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  • When executing oscap-ssh with --sudo option, the command fails to retrieve the result files, as shown in the example below

    # oscap-ssh --sudo user@system 22 xccdf eval ... --report report.html ...
    oscap exit code: 0
    Copying back requested files...
    scp: /tmp/tmp.XXX/report.html: Permission denied
    Failed to copy the HTML report back to local machine!


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 and later
    • openscap-utils

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