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Security Content Automation Protocol SCAP

SCAP 1.3

The following specifications comprise SCAP version 1.3.


SCAP: Security Content Automation Protocol

Version: 1.3

Status: Final

Specification: NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-126 rev 3

Specification Annex: NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-126 rev 3 Annex

XML Schema: Source Data Stream, Constructs

Example: Source Data Stream Example

Schematron: Instructions and Download


SCAP Content Validation Tool

Version: 1.3.6 Release Candidate 3

Released: 1/6/2022

Download: SCAP Content Validation Tool (Download 49 MB)

SHA-256: 82E60CBD184A6DF1744BA819E4AAA5F8857D223DC11C1AC7E72F4E99895A2B32

Description: The SCAP Content Validation Tool is designed to validate the correctness of a SCAP data stream for a particular use case according to what is defined in SP 800-126. This version of the tool is designed to validate SCAP content adhering to SCAP version 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3. For additional information about how to use the tool run: scapval.bat -h.


XCCDF: The Extensible Configuration Checklist Description Format

Version: 1.2

Web site:

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OVAL®: Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language

Version: 5.11.2

Web site: OVAL Repository on GitHub

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OCIL: Open Checklist Interactive Language

Version: 2.0

Web site:

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Asset Identification

Version: 1.1

Web site:

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ARF: Asset Reporting Format

Version: 1.1

Web site:

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Identification schemes

CCE™: Common Configuration Enumeration

Version: 5

Contact Email:

Official CCE List:

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CPE™: Common Platform Enumeration

Version: 2.3

Web site:

Contact Email:

Official Dictionary:

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Software Identification (SWID) Tags

Version: 2015

Web site:

Contact Email:

CVE®: Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures

Version: No version

Web site:

Contact Email:

Official CVE List:

NVD CVE-based Vulnerabilities:


CVSS: Common Vulnerability Scoring System

Version: 3

Specification: CVSS v3 Specification

User Guide: CVSS v3 User Guide

Web site:

CCSS: Common Configuration Scoring System

Version: 1.0

Specification: NIST IR 7502


TMSAD: Trust Model for Security Automation Data

Version: 1.0

Web site:

Related Publications and Resources

Guide to Using Vulnerability Naming Schemes

Specification: SP 800-51 Rev. 1

Created December 07, 2016, Updated May 13, 2024