The following is a description of the elements, types, and attributes that compose the AIX specific system characteristic items found in Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL). Each item is an extension of the standard test element defined in the Core Definition Schema. Through extension, each test inherits a set of elements and attributes that are shared amongst all OVAL tests. Each test is described in detail and should provide the information necessary to understand what each element and attribute represents. This document is intended for developers and assumes some familiarity with XML. A high level description of the interaction between the different tests and their relationship to the Core Definition Schema is not outlined here.
This schema was originally developed by Yuzheng Zhou and Todd Dolinsky at Hewlett-Packard. The OVAL Schema is maintained by The Mitre Corporation and developed by the public OVAL Community. For more information, including how to get involved in the project and how to submit change requests, please visit the OVAL website at http://oval.mitre.org.
Output of /usr/bin/lslpp -l FilesetName. See lslpp manpage for specific fields.
Child Elements Type MinOccurs MaxOccurs flstinst oval-sc:EntityItemStringType 0 1 level oval-sc:EntityItemStringType 0 1 state aix-sc:EntityItemFilesetStateType 0 1 description oval-sc:EntityItemStringType 0 1
From /usr/sbin/instfix -iavk APARNum Command. See instfix manpage for specific fields.
Child Elements Type MinOccurs MaxOccurs apar_number oval-sc:EntityItemStringType 0 1 abstract oval-sc:EntityItemStringType 0 1 symptom oval-sc:EntityItemStringType 0 1 installation_status aix-sc:EntityItemFixInstallationStatusType 0 1
Information about the release and maintenance level of AIX operating system. This information can be retrieved by the /usr/bin/oslevel -r command.
Child Elements Type MinOccurs MaxOccurs maintenance_level oval-sc:EntityItemStringType 0 1
The EntityStateFilesetStateType complex type defines the different values that are valid for the state entity of a fileset state. The empty string is also allowed as a valid value to support an empty element that is found when a variable reference is used within the state entity.
Value Description APPLIED
The specified fileset is installed on the system. The APPLIED state means that the fileset can be rejected with the installp command and the previous level of the fileset restored. This state is only valid for Version 4 fileset updates and 3.2 migrated filesets.
An attempt was made to apply the specified fileset, but it did not complete successfully, and cleanup was not performed.
The specified fileset or fileset update is broken and should be reinstalled before being used.
The specified fileset is installed on the system. The COMMITTED state means that a commitment has been made to this level of the software. A committed fileset update cannot be rejected, but a committed fileset base level and its updates (regardless of state) can be removed or deinstalled by the installp command.
An attempt was made to commit the specified fileset, but it did not complete successfully, and cleanup was not performed.
The specified fileset was installed sucessfully and locked by the interim fix (interim fix) manager.
The specified fileset was installed with an earlier version of the operating system but has been replaced by a repackaged (renamed) newer version. Some of the files that belonged to this fileset have been replaced by versions from the repackaged fileset.
An attempt was made to reject the specified fileset, but it did not complete successfully, and cleanup was not performed.
The EntityStateFixInstallationStatusType defines the different values that are valid for the installation_status entity of a fix_state item. The empty string is also allowed as a valid value to support empty emlements associated with error conditions.
Value Description ALL_INSTALLED
All filesets for XXXXXXX were found
Not all filesets for XXXXXXX were found
No filesets which have fixes for XXXXXXX are currently installed.