Those extensions are only in the CIS benchmark content and not part of the OVAL 
repository.  I plan on taking a look at the specific content mentioned in the 
thread to see what I can see.

Bill M (CIS)

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On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 7:49 AM -0400, "Trevor Vaughan" 
<<>> wrote:

As far as I know, the CIS materials have non-standard extensions that only 
their scanner supports.

On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 11:47 PM Tim 
<<>> wrote:
Another issue has come up while attempting to scan a Fedora-based system
using the quasi-official OVAL collection at CIS:

After extracting the XML and using a command such as:

oscap oval eval --report report.html --results results.xml
--fetch-remote-resources oval.xml

the oscap utility spends about an hour and a half parsing the 213MB of
data, then says in the end that the definitions are invalid and so
refuses to do the scan.

When I use --fetch-remote-resources, the following message is repeated
158 times. Alas the code apparently does not contemplate OVAL files with
more than 65535 lines, so the line numbers are all the same (the actual
number of lines is about 3 million):

File 'oval.xml' line 65535: Element
This element is not expected. Expected is one of (

If I omit --fetch-remote-resources, there are a few different errors,
but I guess those don't matter so much?

So... what to do? Adding --skip-valid to the command doesn't seem like a
solution. If I do that the scan fails almost immediately with:

W: oscap: Unknown OVAL family subtype: interim_fix
OpenSCAP Error: Unknown test type oval:org.cisecurity:tst:6710.
Failed to import the OVAL Definitions from 'oval.xml'.

Are there some additional definitions that need to be pulled in somehow?


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