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The Technical Specification for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP): SCAP Version 1.2 [includes updates through 3-19-2012]

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Author(s)

David A. Waltermire, Stephen D. Quinn, Adam M. Halbardier, Karen Scarfone

Abstract

This document provides the definitive technical specification for version 1.2 of the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). SCAP consists of a suite of specifications for standardizing the format and nomenclature by which information about software flaws and security configurations is communicated, both to machines and humans. This document defines requirements for creating and processing SCAP content. These requirements build on the requirements defined within the individual SCAP component specifications. Each new requirement pertains either to using multiple component specifications together or to further constraining one of the individual component specifications.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-126 Rev 2
Report Number
800-126 Rev 2

Keywords

Security automation, security configuration, Security Content Automation Protocol, vulnerabilities, SCAP, security content automation

Citation

Waltermire, D. , Quinn, S. , Halbardier, A. and Scarfone, K. (2011), The Technical Specification for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP): SCAP Version 1.2 [includes updates through 3-19-2012], Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-126r2 (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created September 29, 2011, Updated May 4, 2021