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Compliance Content, Compliance, and SCAP enhancements

BMC Server Automation version 8.5 includes the following updates:

CIS template versions updated

BMC Server Automation version 8.5 provides updates to the versions of CIS templates for the following platforms:

  • RHEL5 - CIS RHEL5 template version 2.0.0 was released on December 16, 2011.
  • Windows 2008 - CIS Windows 2008 template version 1.2.0 was released on September 30, 2011.

You can now use the updated templates to create corresponding components and Compliance Jobs.

Support for AIX platforms

BMC Server Automation version 8.5 has added support for IBM AIX (pSeries) versions 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 as targets for SCAP Compliance Jobs.

The OVAL Definition Interpreter (ovaldi) supports the following AIX probes:

  • Interim_fix_test
  • Fileset_test
  • Fix_test
  • No_test
  • Oslevel_test

Improvements to Audit Job results

In the Audit Job results exported to HTML or CSV format, the separating character used between Master and Target values was a comma ','. To avoid confusion in interpreting the values, the Master and Target values displayed in the Difference column are now preceded by M and T respectively. For example, a row in the Difference column will be displayed as: Local setting as String Value(M:7, T:0)

Improvements to Compliance Job results

The Compliance Job results exported in HTML format contain the following improvements:

  • Rule Definition and Mismatched Conditions column values are now enclosed in HTML <pre></pre>, that is, preformatted tag, for better readability.  

  • The Mismatched Conditions column, which displays results for failed rules, now contains the {FAIL} string in red color beside the specific rule conditions that failed. The following code snippet depicts this change:

    (  foreach "File:/D/Snaptest1.txt"
           [[ "File:/D/Snaptest1.txt".Name ["Snaptest1.txt"] = "1321" ]]  {FAIL}   AND
          if
              [[ "File:/D/Snaptest1.txt"."Date Created (Windows)" ["Aug 23, 2012 1:55:22 PM"] != "Dec 19, 2012 2:34:27 PM" ]]
          then
              [[ "File:/D/Snaptest1.txt".Size [3] = 131,654,646,541 ]]  {FAIL} 
          end
       end  AND
       foreach "Windows User:/"
          Name equals "132"
       end
    )
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