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Run an OpenSCAP Compliance Scan on a Host

In this lab, we will be installing OpenSCAP and scanning a host for compliance. OpenSCAP is a powerful tool used to scan hosts to validate compliance with predetermined rule sets. This allows us to identify where we fall out of compliance and remediate the identified issues. *This course is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.*

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon May 17, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install SCAP Workbench

    1. Use VNC to connect to the lab server using it's public IP address on port 5901.
    2. To install SCAP Workbench, run the following command:
    yum install -y scap-workbench
  2. Challenge

    Scan the Localhost for C2S Compliance and Create a Report

    1. Open SCAP-Workbench
    • Applications Menu -> System Tools -> SCAP Workbench
    1. Choose RHEL7 when prompted to Select content to load:, then click the Load Content button
    2. From the Profile drop down, select C2S for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
    3. Click the radial button next to Local Machine for the Target
    4. Click the Scan button at the bottom to start the scan
    5. Once the scan is complete click Close in the Diagnostics window
    6. Click the Save Results drop down button and select HTML Report
    7. Type "scan_results.html" in the name and click Save

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