Open SCAP Library
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Open SCAP Library


OpenSCAP is a set of open source libraries providing an easier path for integration of the SCAP line of standards.
SCAP is a line of standards managed by NIST with the goal of providing a standard language for the expression of Computer Network Defense related information.


  • Common - Objects and mechanisms used across all parts of library.
  • CPE - Common Platform Enumeration
  • CVE - Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
  • CVSS - Common Vulnerability Scoring System
  • OVAL - Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language
  • XCCDF - Extensible Configuration Checklist Description Format
  • XCCDF_POLICY - Policy interface to XCCDF benchmark