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Publication Citation: Specification for the Extensible Configuration Checklist Description Format (XCCDF) Version 1.1.4

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Author(s): Neal Ziring; Stephen D. Quinn;
Title: Specification for the Extensible Configuration Checklist Description Format (XCCDF) Version 1.1.4
Published: January 01, 2008
Abstract: This report specifies the data model and Extensible Markup Language (XML) representation for the Extensible Configuration Checklist Description Format (XCCDF) Version 1.1.4. An XCCDF document is a structured collection of security configuration rules for some set of target systems. The XCCDF specification is designed to support information interchange, document generation, organizational and situational tailoring, automated compliance testing, and compliance scoring. The specification also defines a data model and format for storing results of security guidance or checklist compliance testing. The intent of XCCDF is to provide a uniform foundation for expression of security checklists and other configuration guidance, and thereby foster more widespread application of good security practices.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7275rev3
Pages: 132 pp.
Keywords: benchmarks; checklists; eXtensible Configuration Checklist Description Format; FISMA; security controls; vulnerabilities; XCCDF
Research Areas: Computer Security
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