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Security Content Automation Protocol SCAP

SCAP 1.2

The following specifications comprise SCAP version 1.2.


SCAP: Security Content Automation Protocol

Version: 1.2

Status: Final

Specification: NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-126 rev 2

XML Schema: Source Data Stream, Constructs

Example: Source Data Stream Example

Schematron: Instructions and Download

Errata: NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-126 Rev 2 Errata

Change Proposals: Summer 2011 Developer Days (May 31, 2011)


SCAP Content Validation Tool


Released: 12/16/2016

Download: SCAP Content Validation Tool (Download 25 MB)

sha-256: E8675B12FE13BF66BFB31D8FA907409698826EBF572D303AB67FBD5F681E6BD5

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 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2. The scapval.html within the tool zip file contains additional information about how to run the tool.

SCAP 1.0 Zip Bundle to SCAP 1.2 Data Stream Converter

Sourceforge Site


XCCDF: The Extensible Configuration Checklist Description Format

Version: 1.2

Web site: xccdf

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OVAL®: Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language

Version: 5.10

Web site:

Developer's Forum: (View archive) (Register)

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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CCE™: Common Configuration Enumeration

Version: 5

Contact Email:

Official CCE List:

Community Forum: (Subscribe) (Unsubscribe)

CPE™: Common Platform Enumeration

Version: 2.3

Web site:

Contact Email:

Official Dictionary:

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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: 2

Specification: NIST IR 7435

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