Checklist Details for AIX 6.1 STIG Version 1, Release 7

(Checklist Revisions)

Checklist Highlights

Checklist Name:
Version 1, Release 7
Review Status:
Under Review
Governmental Authority: Defense Information Systems Agency
Target Product:
Target Product CPE Name Product Category
IBM AIX 6.1 cpe:/o:ibm:aix:6.1 (View CVEs)
  • Operating System
Checklist Summary:
To improve consistency, efficiency, accuracy, and automation of our STIGs, we are moving towards the adoption of the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). The move to an eXtensible Configuration Checklist Description Format (XCCDF) formatted STIG provides the ability for the consumption of the STIGs by the various automated assessment tools, such as Host Based Security System (HBSS). This content not only can be consumed by these tools, but can also provide the detailed information on how to assess the system to determine compliance with the STIG requirement. This automation is only possible when Open Vulnerability Assessment Language (OVAL) code is available for the check being performed. The STIGs will now be in extensible markup language (XML) format and include an XSL Transformations (XSLT) file to make the XML look more like a normal STIG. Some of the MS Word documents that were a part of the STIG will no longer be provided. There may be some MS Word documents included in the STIG zip file that contains introductory and background information that cannot be placed in the XML at this time. This would include such things as screen captures that help make the manual review process easier to understand. The STIG will be packaged in a zip file that contains numerous files. There will be a readme file included in the zip file which is unique to that particular STIG. The readme.txt file will document the specific files for that technology. Generally the following files will be included in the zip file (names may vary): Readme.txt - Important info about the files for the particular technology. STIG manual.xml - This is the STIG XML file that contains the manual check procedures. STIG benchmark-xccdf.xml - This is the STIG XML file that contains the automated check procedures, and not the manual procedures. This file is only included for technologies that contain OVAL checks. STIG.xsl - This is the transformation file that will allow the XML to be presented in a "human friendly" format. Technology Overview.doc or .pdf - This file will contain the introductory and background information, as well as screen captures, network diagrams, and other important information that could not be stored in the XML file. STIG-OVAL.xml - This file contains the detailed OVAL check code. This will only be provided if OVAL exists for the technology. STIG-CPE-OVAL.xml - This is OVAL code that will provide information to the tool onhow to check to see if the product being evaluated exists on the system. STIG-CPE-DICTIONARY.xml - This is the file that contains the CPE information about the product.
Checklist Role:
  • Operating System
Known Issues:
Not provided
Target Audience:
Not provided
Target Operational Environment:
  • Managed
  • Specialized Security-Limited Functionality (SSLF)
Testing Information:
Not provided
Regulatory Compliance:
Not provided
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Product Support:
Point of Contact:
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Change History:
Version 1, Release 4 - 06 August 2015
Version 1, Release 2 - 20 March 2014 (SCAP 1.1)
Version 1, Release 2 - 26 April 2013 (SCAP 1.0)
Version 1, Release 1 - 23 August 2012
Version 1, Release 0.6 - 3 June 2012
Version 1, Release 3 - 30 October 2014
Updated status to "Final" - 07 January 2015
Changed status from "under review" to "final" - 11 September 2015
Version 1, Release 5 - 29 October 2015
Changed status from "Under Review" to "Final" - 17 December 2015
Version 1, Release 6 - 2 February 2016
3/15/2016 - Promote to Final
4/28/2016 - Version 1, Release 7
NIST checklist record last modified on 04/28/2016

* This checklist is still undergoing review for inclusion into the NCP at this tier ranking.