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

Adam Montville adam.w.montville at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 09:42:28 EST 2015


Hi David,

Just as another data point, I ran a very similar command (I restricted to 5.10), and ran into a schema validation error (it looks like one element was missing).

Adam

> On Nov 13, 2015, at 8:38 AM, David Solin <solin at jovalcm.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Dale,
> 
> Using the OVALRepo project (head revision, master branch), I was able to run the following command:
> 
> python3 scripts/build_oval_definitions_file.py -o unix-all-vulnerability.xml --family unix --class vulnerability
> 
> That generated unix-all-vulnerability.xml, which successfully schema-validates (meaning, nothing is missing; I was able to run it).
> 
> So, perhaps there’s something not right with the repository website content generation?
> 
> Best regards,
> —David Solin
> 
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>> On Nov 12, 2015, at 3:34 PM, Rich, Dale <drich1 at dtcc.com <mailto:drich1 at dtcc.com>> wrote:
>> 
>> 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 <https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/download/5.10/patch/unix.xml>
>>             https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/download/5.11.1/patch/unix.xml <https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/download/5.11.1/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?
>>  
>>  
>> Thanks,
>> Dale
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