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April 10, 2014

OVAL Interpreter Updated to Version 5.10.1.7

The OVAL Interpreter and its source code have been updated to Version 5.10.1.7. Specific updates to the OVAL Interpreter included fixing the import of Directives and Definition evaluation-id files, adding support for 64-bit RPMs, and fixing some issues reported by the OVAL Community.

A detailed list of updates and fixes is available in the download bundle. See the OVAL Interpreter Page on SourceForge.net for the latest information.

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April 2, 2014

OVAL Repository Announces Top Contributors Awards for Q1-2014

ALTX-SOFT, Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., and SecPod Technologies received the "OVAL Repository Top Contributors Awards" for Q1-2014. The awards serve as public recognition of an organization's support of the OVAL Repository and as an incentive to others to contribute.

Refer to the OVAL Repository Top Contributors Awards Program page for more information and a list of past recipients.

OVAL Board Voting Archive Added to OVAL Website

An OVAL Board Voting Archive of decisions made by the OVAL Board for additions, refinements, and deprecations to the OVAL Language has been added to the OVAL Community section. The archive provides a high-level overview of the final voting results for each issue, along with a link to a detailed summary of the issue being voted upon, a record of the voting, and the final outcome of the vote.

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March 3, 2014

Center for Internet Security Posts OVAL Adoption Questionnaire to Become Official OVAL Adopter

OVAL AdopterCenter for Internet Security achieved the second phase of the OVAL Adoption Process by submitting an OVAL Adoption Questionnaire for Center for Internet Security Configuration Assessment Tool (CIS-CAT).

In Phase 2 of the adoption process the organization's completed adoption requirements evaluation questionnaire, which includes detailed technical information of how the organization has incorporated OVAL into its product or service per the current best-practice usages of OVAL as described in the "OVAL Technical Use Cases Guide," is posted on the OVAL Web site and the product is now eligible to use the Official OVAL Adopter product/service logo.

A total of 29 products to-date have been recognized as Official OVAL Adopters.

For additional information and to review the complete list of all products and services participating in the adoption program, visit the OVAL Adoption Program section.

SPAWAR Posts OVAL Adoption Questionnaire to Become Official OVAL Adopter

OVAL AdopterSPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic achieved the second phase of the OVAL Adoption Process by submitting an OVAL Adoption Questionnaire for SCAP Compliance Checker.

In Phase 2 of the adoption process the organization's completed adoption requirements evaluation questionnaire, which includes detailed technical information of how the organization has incorporated OVAL into its product or service per the current best-practice usages of OVAL as described in the "OVAL Technical Use Cases Guide," is posted on the OVAL Web site and the product is now eligible to use the Official OVAL Adopter product/service logo.

A total of 29 products to-date have been recognized as Official OVAL Adopters.

For additional information and to review the complete list of all products and services participating in the adoption program, visit the OVAL Adoption Program section.

Altex-Soft Posts OVAL Adoption Questionnaire to Become Official OVAL Adopter

OVAL AdopterAltex-Soft achieved the second phase of the OVAL Adoption Process by submitting an OVAL Adoption Questionnaire for RedCheck.

In Phase 2 of the adoption process the organization's completed adoption requirements evaluation questionnaire, which includes detailed technical information of how the organization has incorporated OVAL into its product or service per the current best-practice usages of OVAL as described in the "OVAL Technical Use Cases Guide," is posted on the OVAL Web site and the product is now eligible to use the Official OVAL Adopter product/service logo.

A total of 29 products to-date have been recognized as Official OVAL Adopters.

For additional information and to review the complete list of all products and services participating in the adoption program, visit the OVAL Adoption Program section.

Agiliance Makes Declaration to Adopt OVAL

Agiliance declared that its big data risk management software, Agiliance RiskVision, incorporates OVAL. For additional information about this and other products using OVAL, visit the OVAL Adoption Program section.

SUSE Makes Declaration to Adopt OVAL

SUSE declared that its SUSE Linux Enterprise OVAL Information database incorporates OVAL. For additional information about this and other products using OVAL, visit the OVAL Adoption Program section.

New OVAL Board Member for Assuria

Chris Wood of Assuria Limited has joined the OVAL Board. He replaces Nick Connor, who has left the Board.

New OVAL Board Member for IBM

Rosario Gangemi of IBM Corporation has joined the OVAL Board. She replaces Eric Walker, who has left the Board.

New OVAL Board Member for Qualys

Tigran Gevorgyan of Qualys, Inc. has joined the OVAL Board. He replaces Amol Sarwate, who has left the Board.

New OVAL Board Member for Red Hat

Kurt Seifried of Red Hat, Inc. has joined the OVAL Board. He replaces Mark Cox, who has left the Board.

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February 1, 2014

OVAL Repository Surpasses 20,000+ Definitions Milestone

The OVAL Repository surpassed the 20,000 OVAL Definitions milestone on January 23, 2014 with a new grand total of 20,007 definitions now available to the public on the OVAL Web site for a wide variety of platforms including UNIX, Windows, Mac OS, IOS, and PIX IOS.

This milestone was a direct result of significant participation by the OVAL Community. Numerous organizations have contributed OVAL Definitions to the OVAL Repository including ALTX-SOFT, SecPod Technologies, Maitreya Security, SCAP.com, LLC, Hewlett-Packard, G-2, Inc., Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), MITRE Corporation, ThreatGuard, Inc., and Symantec, Inc., while others have made modifications to existing definitions including G-2, ALTX-SOFT, MITRE, SecPod Technologies, Symantec, Telos Corporation, ThreatGuard, DTCC, Opsware, Inc., and Centennial Software.

We thank all of these organizations for their contributions.

SecPod Technologies Posts OVAL Adoption Questionnaire to Become Official OVAL Adopter

OVAL AdopterSecPod Technologies achieved the second phase of the OVAL Adoption Process by submitting an OVAL Adoption Questionnaire for SecPod Saner.

In Phase 2 of the adoption process the organization's completed adoption requirements evaluation questionnaire, which includes detailed technical information of how the organization has incorporated OVAL into its product or service per the current best-practice usages of OVAL as described in the "OVAL Technical Use Cases Guide," is posted on the OVAL Web site and the product is now eligible to use the Official OVAL Adopter product/service logo.

A total of 26 products to-date have been recognized as Official OVAL Adopters.

For additional information and to review the complete list of all products and services participating in the adoption program, visit the OVAL Adoption Program section.

ADTsys Software Makes Declaration to Adopt OVAL

ADTsys Software declared that its ADTsys Cloud Security will incorporate OVAL. For additional information about this and other products using OVAL, visit the OVAL Adoption Program section.

OVAL Board Meeting Minutes Now Available

Meeting minutes for the OVAL Board teleconference meeting held on January 6, 2014 have been posted in the OVAL Community section.

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January 10, 2014

OVAL Interpreter Updated to Version 5.10.1.6

The OVAL Interpreter and its source code have been updated to Version 5.10.1.6. Specific updates to the OVAL Interpreter included updating Xerces to version 3.1.1, updating Xalan to version 1.11, and fixing some issues reported by the OVAL Community.

A detailed list of updates and fixes is available in the download bundle. See the OVAL Interpreter Page on SourceForge.net for the latest information.

OVAL Board Holds Teleconference Meeting

The OVAL Board held a teleconference meeting on January 6, 2014. Discussion topics included status updates on the OVAL Language, OVAL Repository, and OVAL Interpreter; the OVAL Language Sandbox Proposal Form; and a proposal to version the core and platforms of the OVAL Language separately. Meeting minutes will be posted when available.

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January 2, 2014

OVAL Repository Announces Top Contributors Awards for Q4-2013

ALTX-SOFT, G2, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., and SecPod Technologies received the "OVAL Repository Top Contributors Awards" for Q4-2013. The awards serve as public recognition of an organization's support of the OVAL Repository and as an incentive to others to contribute.

Refer to the OVAL Repository Top Contributors Awards Program page for more information and a list of past recipients.

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