[OVAL REPOSITORY] [OVAL DEVELOPER] Problem with the Family OVAL definitions for Unix

Adam Montville Adam.Montville at cisecurity.org
Thu Nov 12 16:43:47 EST 2015

Hi Rich,

Thanks for pointing this out.  These files don’t exist on GitHub – they have to be built using the scripts.  I’m doing that now to see if I can replicate the issue outside of the static downloads.


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Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 3:34 PM
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Subject: [OVAL DEVELOPER] Problem with the Family OVAL definitions for Unix

Help Please,

We are using a few of the “family” level OVAL patch and vulnerability definition files for Unix from the CISecurity repository.
Ex:       https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/download/5.10/patch/unix.xml
            (I believe they are broken in GitHub too)

Unfortunately, at least some of the definitions in there are referencing checks that don’t exist further down in the document.  This is becoming a pretty major problem for us.  Until I can get our new content developers onboarded, can someone please address this?


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