How To Install oscap on CentOS 8
In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install oscap on CentOS 8
yum package managers.
Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update
oscap as well.
One-liner Install Command
If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:
or if you use
sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install openscap-scanner
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install openscap-scanner
But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.
oscap and How to Install It?
Short description: Set of libraries enabling integration of the SCAP line of standards
First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.
Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.
There are several ways to install oscap on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):
In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.
Install oscap on CentOS 8 using dnf
First, update dnf packages database with
dnf by running the next command:
sudo dnf makecache --refresh
After updating database,
You can install oscap using
dnf by running the
sudo dnf -y install openscap-scanner
Install oscap on CentOS 8 using yum
Because oscap is available in CentOS 8’s default
it is possible to install it from these repositories using the
To begin, update local packages database with
yum using the following command.
sudo yum makecache --refresh
Now can install oscap package on your server/computer by running the following command:
sudo yum -y install openscap-scanner
How to upgrade (update) a single package oscap using yum?
To update all the packages available on the system:
If you want to update a specific package like oscap in this example you should use the following command:
yum update openscap-scanner
To downgrade a package to an earlier version:
yum downgrade openscap-scanner
How to Upgrade oscap on CentOS 8 with dnf?
When you run the
dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated.
However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as
the argument to the dnf update command.
dnf update openscap-scanner
How To remove oscap from CentOS 8
To uninstall only the
oscap package you can execute
sudo dnf remove openscap-scanner
Extra info and code examples
OpenSCAP is a set of open source libraries providing an easier path for integration of the SCAP line of standards. SCAP is a line of standards managed by NIST with the goal of providing a standard language for the expression of Computer Network Defense related information. The intended scope of this project is to implement working interface wrappers for parsing and querying SCAP content including: * Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) * Common Configuration Enumeration (CCE) * Common Platform Enumeration (CPE) * Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) * Extensible Configuration Checklist Description Format (XCCDF) * Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL)
You now have a full guide on how to install
yum package managers.
Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall
the oscap from CentOS 8.