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Performing a Compliance Scan and Active Remediation Using OSCAP

In this lab, we'll install and use openscap-scanner from the terminal. Using active remediation, we'll run a compliance scan that will permit OpenSCAP to fix any problems it finds. Then we'll create a report from the scan findings. Lastly, we'll review the report findings to see what OpenSCAP found and was able to remediate. *This course is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.*

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jul 02, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install the Necessary Packages

    1. Become root.
    sudo su 
    1. Install the OpenSCAP scanner and the SCAP security guide.
    yum install -y openscap-scanner scap-security-guide
  2. Challenge

    Run a Compliance Scan with Remediation

    1. Use the following command to run a scan with remediation:
    oscap xccdf eval --remediate --profile xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_profile_rht-ccp --results scan-results.xml /usr/share/xml/scap/ssg/content/ssg-rhel7-ds.xml
  3. Challenge

    Generate a Report from the Scan Results

    1. Run the following command to generate a report:
    oscap xccdf generate report scan-results.xml > scan-results.html

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