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The Technical Specification for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Version 1.3

Published

Author(s)

David A. Waltermire, Stephen D. Quinn, Harold Booth, Karen Scarfone, Dragos Prisaca

Abstract

The Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) is a suite of specifications that standardize the format and nomenclature by which software flaw and security configuration information is communicated, both to machines and humans. This publication, along with its annex (NIST Special Publication 800-126A) and a set of schemas, collectively define the technical composition of SCAP version 1.3 in terms of its component specifications, their interrelationships and interoperation, and the requirements for SCAP content.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-126rev3
Report Number
800-126rev3

Keywords

checklists, patch verification, security automation, security checklists, security configuration, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), software flaws, vulnerabilities

Citation

Waltermire, D. , Quinn, S. , Booth, H. , Scarfone, K. and Prisaca, D. (2018), The Technical Specification for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Version 1.3, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-126r3 (Accessed March 3, 2024)
Created February 14, 2018, Updated May 4, 2021