The following is a description of the elements, types, and attributes that compose the VMware ESX server 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.
Installation information about a specific patch in the VMware ESX server. This information can be retrieved by the "esxupdate query | grep ESX-xxxxxxx" command.
Child Elements Type MinOccurs MaxOccurs patch_number oval-sc:EntityItemIntType 0 1 status oval-sc:EntityItemBoolType 0 1
Information about the release and build version of VMware ESX server. This information can be retrieved by the "vmware -v" command or by checking the /proc/vmware/version file.
Child Elements Type MinOccurs MaxOccurs release oval-sc:EntityItemStringType 0 1 build oval-sc:EntityItemIntType 0 1