Change Log

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor v4

See the CIS-CAT Pro Assessor Coverage Guide for information about supported benchmarks, OVAL schemas/test types, and scripting capabilities.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.22.0

Release Date: Sep. 30, 2022

Benchmark Coverage

  • Apache Tomcat 9 v1.2.0
  • Apache Tomcat 10 v1.0.0
  • Azure Compute Microsoft Windows Server 2019 v1.0.0
  • Debian Linux 11 v1.0.0
  • Kubernetes 1.24 v1.0.0
  • Microsoft Edge v1.1.0

Security

  • Resolved security vulnerabilities present in embedded, third party dependencies. Please see the related knowledge base article for more information.

Application

  • Corrected an issue where the assessed Linux system’s IP did not show correctly on CIS-CAT output reports.
  • Configuration assessment logging information has been enhanced for Oracle Databases.
  • Resolved ‘unknown’ results for Debian 11 configuration assessment results.

Documentation

  • The instructions for Assessor V4 Service have been removed and included in the final release of the standalone application of CIS-CAT Pro Assessor v4 Service version 1.22.0. CIS will no longer offer support for this standalone application. Please read our knowledge base article to learn more. This remote assessment functionality will be embedded as a standard function within CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard v3.0.0, available in Q4 2022.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.21.0

Release Date: Aug. 30, 2022

Benchmark Coverage

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Stand-alone v1.0.1
  • Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS v1.0.0

Security

  • Resolved security vulnerability present in embedded, third party dependency for postgresql.jar. This library has moved from 42.3.5 to 42.4.1.

Application

  • Resolved an issue where Cisco IOS reports showed a null prefix.
  • Updated automated configuration assessment functions to support additional automation for Microsoft Windows 10 Stand-alone Benchmark (non-domain joined).

Documentation

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.20.0

Release Date: July 26, 2022

Benchmark Coverage

  • Apple macOS 10.15 Catalina v2.1.0
  • Apple macOS 11.0 Big Sur v2.1.0
  • Apple macOS 12.0 Monterey v1.1.0
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Stand-alone Benchmark v1.0.0

The following CIS Benchmarks have moved to end of life and are no longer officially supported. See the Coverage Guide for more information on CIS Benchmarks that have reached end of life. - Oracle Database 12c

Security

  • Resolved security vulnerabilities present in embedded, third party dependencies. See our knowledge base article for more information.

Application

  • None

Documentation

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.19.0

Release Date: Jun 28, 2022

Benchmark Coverage

  • Microsoft Windows 10 EMS Gateway v1.1.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 v3.3.0
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes(OKE) Benchmark v1.1.0
  • RedHat OpenShift Container Platform Benchmark v1.2.0

Security

  • None

Application

  • Assessment errors causing an exit to the assessment process will now show the exit code as well as the description on the console and logs.
  • Centralized assessment errors resolved by removing End of life (EOL) CIS Benchmarks from the Centralized Windows and Linux scripts.
  • The Linux centralized scripts now correctly identify SUSE 15.
  • The Linux centralized scripts have been updated to resolve an incorrect reference issue for Oracle Linux.
  • To assist in setting remediation priority, HTML reports have been enhanced with a filter for configuration assessment results for recommendations mapped to CIS Critical Security Controls V8 Implementation Group 1 (IG-1). See our upcoming blog to read about how the latest report feature.

Documentation

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.18.0

Release Date: May 26, 2022

Benchmark Coverage

  • Alma Linux 8 v2.0.0
  • Kubernetes v1.20 v1.0.1
  • Kubernetes v1.23 v1.0.1
  • Microsoft Edge v1.0.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 v2.4.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 v2.6.0
  • Oracle MySQL Enterprise Edition 8 v1.2.0

The following CIS Benchmarks have moved to end of life and are no longer officially supported. See the Coverage Guide for more information on CIS Benchmarks that have reached end of life.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Oracle MySQL Community Server 5.6
  • Oracle MySQL Enterprise Edition 5.6

Security

  • The embedded Java in the GUI has been updated to a more recent version.
  • Resolved security vulnerabilities present in embedded, third party dependencies. See our knowledge base article for more information.

Application

  • The Advanced Workflow in the GUI when executing a remote Microsoft Windows assessment has been enhanced to assist in selecting the correct port based on selected HTTP or HTTPS communication protocol for WinRM.
  • Remote and local assessments will now execute successfully on a MacOS version 12.3 target.
  • The HTML report is now consistent with CIS Critical Security Controls V8 nomenclature. Subcontrols are now referred to as Safeguards. Implementation Group abbreviations are capitalized.
  • The name of the bundle has been modified to be prefaced with "CIS-CAT". The root directory name has also been modified to "Assessor".

    NOTE: If utilizing previous version centralized/batch/shell scripts and configuration files, please note that the names in the file path will now be different.

Documentation

  • Updated Configuration Guide for Oracle MySQL 8 remote assessment requirements
  • Updated Configuration and User Guide for all references and examples to file paths for Assessor to accommodate name change in application and root directory.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.17.0

Release Date: Apr. 28, 2022

Benchmark Coverage

  • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) v1.1.0
  • Cisco IOS 15 v4.1.1 - *Final release
  • Cisco IOS 17 v1.0.0
  • Fedora 28 Family Linux v2.0.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 v1.4.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 STIG v1.2.0
  • Oracle MySQL Community Server 5.6 v2.0.0 - *Final Release
  • Oracle MySQL Community Server 5.7 v2.0.0
  • Oracle MySQL Enterprise Edition 5.6 v2.0.0 - *Final Release
  • Oracle MySQL Enterprise Edition 5.7 v2.0.0

*CIS Benchmarks marked with a "Final release" above will be moved to End of Life in the following CIS-CAT release.

The following CIS Benchmarks have moved to end of life and are no longer officially supported. See the Coverage Guide for more information on CIS Benchmarks that have reached end of life.

  • Cisco IOS 12
  • Debian 8

Security

  • None

Application

  • The GUI now supports configuration assessments with the integrated security property for Microsoft SQL Server.
  • CIS Critical Security Controls 8 Implementation Groups shown on HTML report where mappings exist
  • Corrected an issue with configuration assessment XML (ARF format) output. It is required to update to the latest assessor version if using CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard and utilizing the HTML export function. Results created on assessor version 4.16.x series cannot be exported via HTML from the Dashboard.

NOTE: Release note removed for MacOS v12.3 support. This will be officially delivered in version 4.18.0. Please contact support if you need an interim development build.

Documentation

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.16.1

Release Date: Apr. 4, 2022

Benchmark Coverage

  • None

Security

  • Resolved security vulnerability present in embedded, third party dependency of postgresql. This library was updated to version 42.2.25. See our knowledge base article for more information.

Application

  • None

Documentation

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.16.0

Release Date: Mar. 29, 2022

Benchmark Coverage

  • Cisco IOS 16*
  • Fedora Family Linux 28
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 v1.3.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 STIG v1.1.0
  • MongoDB 5 v1.1.0
  • Oracle Linux 8
  • Palo Alto Firewall 9 v1.0.1 (offline only)**
  • Palo Alto Firewall 10 v1.0.0 (offline only)**
  • Rocky Linux 8

* Automated assessment content has been modified to more closely align with our consensus process. Please view the change log for the selected Cisco IOS Benchmark. CIS would like to add more automation to the Cisco IOS Benchmark recommendations. Please join our Cisco Community on CIS WorkBench and ask how you can help.

** CIS would like to add more automation to the Palo Alto Benchmark recommendations. Please join our Palo Alto Community on CIS WorkBench and ask how you can help.

The following CIS Benchmarks have moved to end of life and are no longer officially supported. See the Coverage Guide for more information on CIS Benchmarks that have reached end of life.

  • CentOS Linux 8
  • SUSE 11

Security

  • README.txt file contains information regarding third-party dependency vulnerabilities suppressed by CIS-CAT for various reasons

Application

  • Non fatal errors for ERROR com.opendxl.client.DxlClient will no longer be displayed on the console
  • The Microsoft Windows centralized scripts (cis-cat-centralized.bat and cis-cat-centralized-ccpd.bat) updated to include Microsoft Windows 11 CIS Benchmark
  • The Assessor can now properly process datastreams that have had their namespace awareness turned off
  • The connection string interactive value for databases and VMWare ESXi now supports use of special characters as a value. CIS-CAT does not support "&" for use in interactive strings for PostgreSQL and Oracle MySQL.
  • A new property added to assessor-cli.properties file, validate.xml.schematron, that can be utilized to validate that OVAL definitions for benchmark automated assessment files are formed properly. By default, the property is set to "false". The property, when set to true, will automatically check the benchmark content. This can be useful for validating tailored content.

Documentation

  • Configuration guide updated to include:
    • Information on automated assessments of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Information on automated assessments of a Palo Alto network device
    • Screen shots of where to place license files
    • Modified information on VMWare ESXi connection string values and now handling of special characters

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.15.0

Release Date: Feb. 25, 2022

Benchmark Coverage

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) v1.1.0
  • CentOS Linux 8 - Final Release*
  • Kubernetes V1.23 v1.0.0
  • Microsoft Windows 10 EMS Gateway v1.0.0
  • Microsoft Windows 10 v1.12.0
  • Microsoft Windows 11 v1.0.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022 v1.0.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 v2.0.0
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 v2.1.1 - Final release*

*CIS Benchmarks marked with a "Final release" above will be moved to End of Life in the following CIS-CAT release.

Security

  • None

Application

  • None

Documentation

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.14.0

Release Date: Jan. 26, 2022

Benchmark Coverage

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 v3.1.0
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 v1.1.1

Lite now includes Ubuntu 20.04

Security

  • Resolved security vulnerability present in embedded, third party dependencies:
    • OpenDXL Java Client, which includes log4j. This library is now a derivative work of version 0.2.6 which includes log4j 2.17.1. to resolve CVE-2021-44832 (medium CVSS)
    • For logback-core and logback-classic.These libraries have been moved to version 1.2.10.

Application

  • Automated assessment content where no profile exists now successfully executes.
  • When performing a configuration assessment with some datastream content containing external links will no longer receive an error.
  • The GUI now supports use of special characters (<,>, &,", ') within interactive values such as passwords for Database / ESXi connection strings.
  • Linux remote assessments will now support additional machines where the installed SSH components utilize stronger encryption algorithms.
  • GUI warning and removal of non-existent Benchmark from loaded configuration file when referenced BM does not exist in the Benchmark folder.
  • GUI warning and option to replace a prior version Benchmark from loaded configuration file when referenced BM version does not match the version in the Benchmark folder.

Documentation

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.13.1

Release Date: Dec. 20, 2021

Benchmark Coverage

  • None

Security

  • Resolved security vulnerability present in embedded, third party dependency of log4j-core. This library was updated to version 2.17.0. See our knowledge base article for more information.

Application

  • None

Documentation

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.13.0

Release Date: Dec. 14, 2021

Benchmark Coverage

  • Apple macOS 12.0 Monterey v1.0.0
  • Google Chrome v2.1.0

The following CIS Benchmarks have moved to end of life and are no longer officially supported. See the Coverage Guide for more information on CIS Benchmarks that have reached end of life.

  • Mac OS 10.14

Security

  • Resolved security vulnerability present in embedded, third party dependency of log4j-core. This library was updated to version 2.15.0. See our knowledge base article for more information.

Application

  • Update to Powershell library to increase connectivity success as well as performance for VMWare ESXi
  • Update to WinRM library to allow secure HTTP connection, which provides an option to reduce complexity of WinRM preparation on target endpoint
  • VMWare ESXi connections more successful when encountering passwords with special characters.
  • The "Basic" workflow in the GUI application will no longer encounter an error when the local machine names begins with a number. The schema has not changed, but the Basic GUI workflow will now always generate a compliant ID.
  • Improved accuracy, performance and error handling for VMWare ESXi when USB device settings were present

Documentation

  • Configuration Guide updated in VMWare ESXi section to specify assessments are supported on a Microsoft Windows operating system only.
  • Updated configuration guide for Windows remote endpoint configuration to reflect the benefits of the updated WinRM library

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.12.0

Release Date: Nov. 18, 2021

Benchmark Coverage

  • Amazon Linux 2 STIG v2.0.0
  • Apple macOS 10.14 v2.0.0 - Final release *
  • Apple macOS 10.15 Catalina v2.0.0
  • Apple macOS 11.0 Big Sur v2.0.0
  • Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) v1.2.0
  • MongoDB 3.6 v1.1.0 **
  • PostgreSQL 14 v1.0.0 **
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 STIG v2.0.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 STIG v1.0.0

The following CIS Benchmarks have moved to end of life and are no longer officially supported. See the Coverage Guide for more information on CIS Benchmarks that have reached end of life.

  • Apple OSX 10.12
  • Mac OS 10.13

*CIS Benchmarks marked with a "Final release" above will be moved to End of Life in the following CIS-CAT release.

** Not applicable to CIS-CAT Pro Assessor v4 Service

Application

  • None

Security

  • Resolved security vulnerabilities present in embedded, third party dependency of bcprov-jdk15on. This library was moved to version 1.69.

Documentation

  • Configuration guide updated to include information on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
  • Updated configuration guide to expand on the use of the interactive value for Mongo DB.
  • Updated User Guide Assessor in the Benchmark/Data-Stream Collection Options specifically for the -b option to mention when utilizing a Benchmark with a parenthesis character in the name that it must be enclosed in quotes.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.11.0

Release Date: Oct. 28, 2021

Benchmark Coverage

  • AlmaLinux OS 8 v1.0.0
  • MongoDB 5 v1.0.0
  • SCE scripts, required for accurate assessment results, supporting Linux/Unix Benchmarks updated.

Application

  • Non-English characters are handled and no longer result in an exception when encountered during some assessments (primarily Microsoft Windows).
  • Linux assessment processes improved to now handle file path spaces, when encountered.

Security

  • Improved security measures applied to validate the CIS-CAT Assessor code integrity.

Documentation

  • Configuration guide updated in Microsoft Windows section that addresses setting up WinRM with Group Policy. Setting up WinRM via local policy is possible, but CIS Microsoft Windows Benchmarks are designed for domain-joined machines.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.10.0

Release Date: Sep. 29, 2021

Benchmark Coverage

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 v2.3.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 v2.5.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 STIG v1.1.0
  • SUSE Linux 15 v1.1.0
  • VMWare ESXi 6.7 v1.2.0

Application

  • MacOS assessment results are now more accurate for recommendations that check conditions for profiles (plist).
  • The GUI application has upgraded to a more current version of the baseline software.

Security

  • None

Documentation

  • Additional information added to VMWare ESXi in configuration guide on valid connection string values.
  • Configuration Guide updated to include more information on how a Member's license key is validated.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.9.0

Release Date: Aug 31, 2021

Benchmark Coverage

  • CentOS Linux 7 v3.1.2
  • MongoDB 4 v1.0.0
  • VMWare ESXi 7 v1.1.0

Application

  • None

Security

  • None

Documentation

  • The TNS Listener interactive value for Oracle 12c, 18c, and 19c defined in Configuration Guide in the Database section.
  • More clarification on supported operating systems for database assessments added to Configuration Guide. Specifically do not support Solaris-hosted databases.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.8.2

Release Date: Aug 9, 2021

Benchmark Coverage

  • None

Application

  • None

Security

  • Resolved security vulnerabilities present in embedded, third party dependencies.

Documentation

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.8.0

Release Date: July 27, 2021

Benchmark Coverage

All Benchmarks released to CIS-CAT this version and after will contain Controls 8 annotations. Controls 6 mappings are deprecated and will no longer appear on the report.

  • Amazon Linux 2 v2.0.0
  • Microsoft Windows 10 21H1 v1.11.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 v1.3.0
  • Oracle MySQL Enterprise Edition 8.0 v1.1.0
  • Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS STIG v1.0.0

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Corrected an error where SCE scripts to support Linux assessments were not properly collected when an absolute path of assessor was used.

Documentation

  • Updated deployment guide to contain more information on Java requirements.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.7.0

Release Date: May 27, 2021

Benchmark Coverage

All Benchmarks released to CIS-CAT this version and after will contain Controls 8 annotations. Controls 6 mappings are deprecated and will no longer appear on the report. Only the latest Microsoft Windows 10 Benchmark will be included. See the Coverage Guide for more information.

  • Apple macOS 10.14 v1.4.0
  • Apple macOS 10.15 v1.4.0
  • Apple macOS 11.0 v1.2.0
  • CentOS Linux 7 v3.1.1
  • CentOS Linux 8 v1.0.1
  • Debian Linux 8 v2.0.2 - Final Release
  • Kubernetes v1.20 Benchmark v1.0.0
  • Microsoft Intune v1.0.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 v1.2.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 STIG v1.0.1
  • Microsoft Windows 10 20H2 v1.10.1
  • Oracle Linux 7 v3.1.1
  • Oracle Linux 8 v1.0.1
  • Red Hat Linux 7 v3.1.1
  • Red Hat Linux 8 v1.0.1

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Windows assessment errors resolved when user group setup contain circular references.
  • Update to third-party library mariadb-java-client to latest version, 2.7.2.
  • HTML configuration assessment reports now support CIS Benchmark Control 8 mapping. New and updated Benchmarks released in V4.7.0+ will be mapped to Controls 8 released May 18, 2021.
  • Windows centralized scripts updated to utilize the just the latest Windows 10 Benchmark for Windows 10 platforms.

Documentation

  • Updated configuration assessment guidance for Kubernetes Benchmark.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.6.0

Release Date: April 29, 2021

Benchmark Coverage

  • CentOS Linux 7 v3.1.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Benchmark v1.3.0 (*new driver format for V4 ONLY)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Benchmark v1.2.0 (*new driver format for V4 ONLY)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Benchmark v1.2.0 (*new driver format for V4 ONLY)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Benchmark v1.2.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 STIG Benchmark v1.0.0
  • Oracle Linux 7 Benchmark v3.1.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Benchmark v3.1.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 STIG Benchmark v1.0.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Benchmark v3.0.0
  • Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS Benchmark v1.1.0
  • VMware ESXi 7.0 Benchmark v1.0.0

* Please be aware that the Microsoft SQL Server driver has changed with this release. See the database section in the Configuration Guide on the new format needed for CIS-CAT Pro Assessor v4.6.0+. Prior versions of CIS-CAT and v3 continue to use the previous connection url format.

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Database assessment output (reports and dashboard imports) are now identified by each database instead of the host machine of the database.
  • Configuration assessments will continue with an "unknown" database name when this value is not set instead of producing an error.
  • Better handling of certain characters causing errors in Windows assessments.
  • A VMWare ESXi hostname will now accurately display on the HTML cover page and preface a results filename.
  • A new jdbc driver added to support Microsoft SQL Server database assessments. NOTE: New driver requires a connection string format change indicated in the Configuration and Coverage Guide.

Documentation

  • Configuration Guide updated in Database section to include summary of Interactive Values needed for Database assessments. Updated Microsoft SQL Server information for new URL connection string format and links to updated driver properties.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.5.0

Release Date: March 30, 2021

Benchmark Coverage

  • Apple macOS 10.14 v1.3.0
  • Apple macOS 10.15 v1.3.0
  • Apple macOS 11.0 v1.1.0
  • Cisco IOS 15 v4.1.0
  • Cisco IOS 16 v1.1.1
  • PostgreSQL 13 v1.0.0
  • RedHat OpenShift Container Platform v4 Benchmark v1.1.0
  • Ubuntu 16.04 v2.0.0
  • Ubuntu 18.04 v2.1.0

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Incorporated new PowerShell library to improve performance of local Microsoft Windows/VMWare assessments. This will resolve issues where Windows and VMWare assessments experienced excessive wait time.
  • Resolved an error with benchmark signature validation when the assessed system is configured with FIPS enabled.

Documentation

  • Updated the Configuration Guide to include information about the new Red Hat OpenShift Container CIS Benchmark.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.4.0

Release Date: February 25, 2021

Benchmark Coverage

  • CentOS Linux 6 v3.0.0
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise Release 20H2 v1.10.0
  • Oracle Linux 6 v2.0.0
  • Red Hat Linux 6 v3.0.0

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Resolved an issue with assessing with datastream content where evaluation of SCE script content would result in 'unknown' results.
  • A '~' character was removed from line 39 of the assessor-cli.sh as it caused errors when run in bash in automation frameworks.

Documentation

  • Note VMWare ESXi and Windows System configuration should not configure LanguageMode to ConstrainedLanguage as assessment execution will be blocked.
  • Clarified that JRE 11 is required for assessing Microsoft SQL Databases that utilize SSL properties in the connection string such as IntegratedSecurity.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.3.1

Release Date: January 28, 2021

Benchmark Coverage

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Configuration files containing the deprecated <starting_dir> element will no longer receive a parsing error. Assessor will ignore the element and allow the file to load in the GUI and CLI operations to continue.

Documentation

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.3.0

Release Date: January 26, 2021

Benchmark Coverage

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • The GUI Advanced Workflow for remote assessments now allows use of domain usernames where "@" is utilized (username = user@domain). The configuration XML schema has been updated to support this change.
  • The default temporary location utilized during remote Linux assessments has changed from /tmp to a temporary location within the user's home directory. Better console messaging and logging information has been added when a temporary location is invalid.
  • The <starting_dir> option is no longer used in the configuration XML or on the command line with -d. Use absolute path of assessor-cli.bat or .sh when not executing in the root assessor location.
  • Resolved an issue where CIS tailored Benchmarks with certain names would prevent all benchmarks from loading to the v4 GUI selection screen.
  • Microsoft Windows vulnerability assessment results are more accurate as file versions are now evaluated using a more reliable method.
  • Execution of assessor-cli.bat or .sh can now occur from any directory on the command line when the absolute path is provided to the desired assessor directory.
  • Cisco IOS assessment reports will now consistently import to the Dashboard without error.
  • An error was corrected when scanning Cisco IOS using the GUI.

Documentation

  • Updated User Guide with more information on Assessment Results displayed in the Console and clarified information on report scoring.
  • Update to VMWare ESXi requirements that enabling ssh is not required.
  • Update to Microsoft SQL Server Database section to indicate configuration assessment process can support dynamic port configuration for a local scan.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.2.0

Release Date: December 17, 2020

Benchmark Coverage

  • Apache Tomcat 9 v1.1.0
  • Oracle Database 19c v1.0.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 has moved to end of life and is no longer officially supported. See the Coverage Guide for more information on end of life CIS Benchmarks.

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Remote Linux assessment results are now more accurate when executed by "root" user. Please note that CIS Benchmark recommends authenticating as sudo for access over SSH.
  • New property allows option to hide timestamp from generated output reports.
  • Configuration assessment checks depending on a variable value that doesn't exist will no longer provide inaccurate results.
  • A JSON version of the configuration assessment report is now available from the command line.

Documentation

  • Update to documentation to indicate that v4 GUI cannot initialize from a network location.
  • Updated User Guide for new JSON report format command line option.
  • Remote assessment for CIS Kubernetes Benchmark clarified in the Configuration Guide.
  • A new section entitled "Apache Tomcat 9 Assessment" has been added to the Configuration Guide to provide guidance for this new Benchmark.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.1.0

Release Date: November 19, 2020

Read our blog on this release.

Benchmark Coverage

  • MacOS 10.13 v1.1.0
  • MacOS 10.14 v1.1.0
  • MacOS 10.15 v1.1.0
  • Microsoft Edge v1.0.0
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise Release 2004 v1.9.1

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • The python.log is no longer created.
  • CIS-CAT Pro v4 Assessor v4.1.0 and Assessor v4 Service v1.1.0 versioning has incrementally changed to mark the introduction of licensing and addition of a GUI.
  • Assessor v4.1.0+ and v4 Service v1.1.0+ now require a license key for full functionality and CIS Benchmark availability.
  • All manual recommendations now show on csv, HTML, and text configuration reports. "Manual" recommendations will continue to be excluded from the overall score of the report since the score can only be calculated by considering the fully-automated recommendations. See our blog.

    NOTE: For full tool features, download license key files from CIS WorkBench and place in License folder. This location can be modified, if desired, in the assessor properties files. See the License section in the configuration guide for full instructions.

Documentation

  • VMware configuration documentation updated to mention CIS Benchmark recommendation consideration for ssh enablement.
  • The assessor-cli.properties file corrected to show the proper value name example for Microsoft SQL Server interactive value.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.24

Release Date: October 1, 2020

Benchmark Coverage

  • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) 1.0.1
  • Kubernetes v1.6.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 STIG v1.0.0
  • Red Hat Linux 7 v3.0.1. Resolves excessive duration assessment process when attached user home drives exist.

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • VMWare ESXi assessments for certain configurations now complete without error.
  • Updated Linux SCE scripts to enable more accurate Linux configuration assessment results where recommendations check IPV6 states.
  • The temporary folder will no longer increase in size in some circumstances when an error is encountered during an assessment.
  • The assessor configuration file, used in remote assessments, now supports additional reporting option output for JSON. This option previously was only available on the command line.
  • The "license" folder within CIS-CAT Pro bundle renamed to be more descriptive of the content to third_party_licenses.
  • Readme file updated to show new CIS Support portal information.
  • Linux centralized scripts updated to include latest CIS benchmark versions for CentOS 7, Red Hat 7, and Oracle Linux 7.
  • Corrected an issue in the ARF where "notapplicable" was being written to the result instead of "not applicable".
  • Configuration xml files now support one or multiple Cisco IOS tech files for assessment.

Documentation

  • Examples added for assessing with VMWare ESXi 6.7 Benchmark.
  • Additional information provided for executing a configuration assessment with a CIS Kubernetes Benchmark.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.23

Release Date: August 25, 2020

Benchmark Coverage

  • Debian Family Linux v1.0.0
  • Fedora 19 Family v1.0.0
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise Release 2004 v1.9.0
  • The following CIS Benchmarks have moved to end of life and are no longer officially supported. See the Coverage Guide for more information.
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2014

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Resolved an issue with configuration results for MacOS for the Gatekeeper recommendation 2.6.2 check.

Documentation

  • Updated Linux centralized assessment workflow. Renamed "Assessing Multiple Windows and Linux" sections of the Configuration Guide to be prefaced with "Centralized".

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.22

Release Date: July 30, 2020

Benchmark Coverage

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 v1.7.0 - Final release *
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 v1.6.0 - Final release *
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 v1.5.0 - Final release *
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 v1.2.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 v1.1.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019 v1.1.0
  • Oracle 18c v1.0.0
  • SUSE Linux 15 Enterprise v1.0.0
  • Ubuntu Linux 20.04 v1.0.0

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Added support for Java versions 8.251 through 14. Imports to Dashboard will now be successful when imported via the API.
  • Errors will no longer occur if the default sessions.properties file is removed or renamed.
  • Resolved an error with vulnerability HTML report generation.
  • SuSE 15 and Ubuntu 20.04 now supported for vulnerability assessments.
  • Target system state resulting in a score of "Fail" on a configuration assessment HTML assessment report are now emphasized with color and text.
  • The link to initiate a support request that appears on an HTML report has changed to URL location where Members can enter support issues cisecurity.org\support.
  • Resolved an error with Windows 10 vulnerability assessments.
  • Ubuntu vulnerability definitions are now saved in assessor folder in an unzipped format and ready for use.

Documentation

  • Corrected steps for CIS Host Server setup in "Assessing Multiple Unix/Linux Targets" section.
  • Third party license version number information maintained in license.file relevant to each release of CIS-CAT Pro Assessor v4.

* CIS Benchmarks marked with a "Final release" above will be moved to End of Life in the following CIS-CAT release.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.21

Release Date: June 30, 2020

Benchmark Coverage

  • CentOS Linux 7 v3.0.0
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 v2.4.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 v2.2.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 v2.4.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 RTM (Release 1607) Benchmark v1.2.0
  • Oracle Linux 7 v3.0.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 v3.0.0
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 v1.1.0
  • The following CIS Benchmarks have moved to end of life and are no longer officially supported. See the Coverage Guide for more information.
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Workstation

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Issue resolved with upload to CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard for Cisco IOS assessment of a show tech file.
  • Target system collected state information now shown in detail on the HTML configuration report for all operating systems in "Assessment Details" section under "Assessment".
  • Improved efficiency of VMware ESXi 6.7 scan specific to recommendation 2.1.
  • Use -bi option on command line to produce a text file (benchmarks-info.txt) list of benchmarks and profiles.
  • Improvements to the assessment process when Mac addresses are unable to be collected.
  • Added new properties to specify custom graphics for the footer of the cover page of an HTML report or to simply not show the default footer of the cover page.
  • Resolved an exception when non-standard namespaces are found in automated assessment content. The information is now properly parsed and handled.
  • Enhanced Microsoft Windows assessment process in some scenarios when searching file systems.
  • Enhanced Microsoft Windows assessment process in some scenarios when utilizing check sums to evaluate file systems.
  • Enhancements to Microsoft Windows assessment process when collecting Windows services for evaluation.
  • Some unscored CIS recommendations are now presented on CIS-CAT configuration reports as "Manual" instead of "Informational". Manual recommendations require additional Member verification and cannot be fully automated.

    NOTE: Export results values for these recommendations will change from "informational" to "manual". This may effect organizational processes that convert results using txt or csv assessment result output.

Documentation

  • Information on interpreting the HTML configuration report included in the guide.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.20

Release Date: May 5, 2020

Benchmark Coverage

  • Apple macOS 10.14 v1.0.0.1
  • Apple macOS 10.15 v1.0.0.1
  • Google Chrome Benchmark v1.3.0 removed, v2.0.0 included only
  • Google Kubernetes Engine v1.1.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Benchmark v1.6.0 - Final release
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 v1.5.0.1 - Final release
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 v1.4.0.1 - Final release
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 v1.1.0.1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 v1.0.0.1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019 v1.0.0.1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Workstation v3.2.0 - Final release
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 v3.2.0
  • Oracle 12c v3.0.0
  • PostgreSQL 12 v1.0.0
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 Benchmark v1.0.1
  • The following CIS Benchmarks have moved to end of life and are no longer officially supported. See the Coverage Guide for more information.
    • Apple OSX 10.10
    • Apple OSX 10.11
    • Debian Linux 7
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Mozilla Firefox 24 ESR
    • Oracle Database Server 11g R2

NOTE: To import VMware ESXi 6.7 Benchmark v1.0.1 configuration reports to CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard, Members MUST upgrade to CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard v1.1.13.

CIS Benchmarks marked with a "Final release" above will be moved to End of Life in the following CIS-CAT release.

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Assessor can now collect and interpret system registry values while assessing Windows target systems when values contain non-English characters.
  • Due to EOL of Canonical's Ubuntu 12, CIS-CAT no longer officially supports vulnerability assessments for this version of the operating system.
  • A new property (esxi.max.wait) allows configuration of the maximum timeout value for the execution of each machine state collection command during a VMWare assessment.
  • A deprecated property, user.assigned.machine.name property, was removed from the assessor-cli.property file.
  • Updated to include the latest JSON 1.1 vulnerability feed data.

Documentation

  • Step-by-step instructions for Windows Task scheduling removed and replaced with more generic guidance with the understanding that Members have multiple different environments.
  • Modified "Configuration Guide" to be more specific about preferred versions of Java to utilize with CIS-CAT Pro.
  • Additional information now available on property settings.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.19

Release Date: March 25, 2020

Benchmark Coverage

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Corrected an error in the display of the header in csv-formatted assessment results.
  • Corrected the display of the CCE ID field in csv-formatted assessment results.
  • Resolved an error when assessing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • When downloading the latest, supported vulnerability definitions using CIS-CAT Pro commands, Microsoft Windows Server 2019 will now be included. SuSe Linux definition collection has also been updated.
  • Using the -npr option on the command line, configuration assessment results can be produced in json format.
  • Default Java memory allocation increased to 2 GB (2048MB) in all assessor-cli.bat and .sh and centralized scripts. This will require 64 bit Java installation. When running 32 bit Java, the scripts will need to be updated to 1024 MB. The Documentation now includes recommendations to set WinRM memory allocation and verify the current setting on target systems.
  • Assessor will no longer incur an error when a detected file is subsequently deleted during an assessment of a textfilecontent54_test OVAL test.
  • Updated to include the latest JSON 1.1 vulnerability feed data.

Documentation

  • Default options available for configuration in the assessor-cli.properties file are now described in further detail in the online documentation. See the "Properties" section of the Configuration Guide.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.18

Release Date: February 25, 2020

Benchmark Coverage

  • CIS Debian Linux 10 Benchmark v1.0.0
  • CIS Kubernetes Benchmark v 1.5.1
  • CIS Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Benchmark v1.0.0
  • CIS Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 1903 v1.7.1
  • CIS Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 1909 v1.8.1
  • CIS MongoDB 3.6 v1.0.0

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Remote Window sessions can now successfully connect for an assessment when using versions of Java 9 and above. A "javax" exception will no longer occur.
  • Remote Microsoft SQL database assessments will no longer end in error when executed from operating systems other than Microsoft where PowerShell was installed instead of default.
  • Enhanced Linux assessment process to handle some large system values encountered.
  • Assessments of Microsoft SQL databases will have improved connection success as additional environment analysis has been added to the process.
  • Database JDBC connection strings now obfuscated in log files.
  • An error was resolved for Cisco remote assessments.
  • Updated to include the latest JSON 1.1 vulnerability feed data.

Documentation

  • Updated Windows endpoint remote configuration for WinRM in flowchart and IPv4 and IPv6 filter settings.
  • Linux assessments where user home directories exist on an auto-mounted, large storage drive, will experience longer assessment duration as some benchmarks check will take longer to complete.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.17

Release Date: January 29, 2020

Benchmark Coverage

  • CIS Debian Linux 9 Benchmark v1.0.1
  • CIS Fedora 28 Family Linux v1.0.0, intended for any Divertive Distribution of Linux. Requires the "ignore.platform.mismatch" property be set to "true" in the Assessor's properties file.
  • CIS Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Benchmark v1.1.0
  • CIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 v2.0.1

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Updated to include the latest JSON 1.1 vulnerability feed data.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.16

Release Date: January 15, 2020

Benchmark Coverage

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 1909 v1.8.0
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 1903 v1.7.0

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Reduction in quantity of executables called during an assessment, which assists with whitelisting activities.
  • Improvement to the tool's overall security posture with third party Python library upgrade to v3.7, utilized primarily during Windows assessments.
  • Upgrade to 1.2.3 version of Logback third-party library, which facilitates assessor activity logging.
  • Upgrade to 2.5.6 version of Apache Groovy third-party library.
  • Customize graphics and styling for HTML assessment report formats.
  • CIS-CAT Pro Assessor v4 now handles instances when file paths with spaces are encountered during the assessment process. Previously, the assessment would end abruptly with an exception.
  • Linux users are no longer prompted incorrectly for Kerberos (not supported) credentials.
  • Additional option added on the command line to display profile names for a given benchmark. Follow a "-b" option with a benchmark file path for the xccdf with the new "-bi" option to show the list of profiles found in that benchmark.
  • Corrected an error when assessing with DISA STIG data stream content.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.15

Release Date: December 19, 2019

Benchmark Coverage

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Linux assessments have been corrected with updated SCE scripts. Previous scripts inadvertently contained characters causing "unknown" results for some recommendations.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.14

Release Date: December 18, 2019

Benchmark Coverage

  • Controls Assessment Module - Implementation Group 1 for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 v1.0.0

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Enhanced Linux assessment process accommodates large user IDs.
  • Controls Assessment Module file name change to identify Microsoft Windows 10 v1.0.3.
  • Updated to include the latest JSON 1.1 vulnerability feed data.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.13

Release Date: December 4, 2019

Benchmark Coverage

  • CIS CentOS Linux 8 Benchmark v1.0.0
  • CIS Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise Release 1809 Benchmark v1.6.1
  • CIS Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Benchmark v1.0.1
  • CIS Oracle Linux 8 Benchmark v1.0.0
  • CIS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Benchmark v1.0.0

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Benchmarks are now sorted alphabetically when viewed on Linux CLI in interactive mode (using option -i).
  • Linux assessments results for recommendation 5.3.4 are now accurate.
  • Updated to include the latest JSON 1.1 vulnerability feed data.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.12

Release Date: October 31, 2019

Benchmark Coverage

  • Alibaba Cloud Aliyun Linux 2 v1.0.0

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • An option maintained in the properties file has been added to compress assessment result files prior to automatic import to CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard v1.1.9+ via API.
  • Benchmark version number is now displayed when using the command line in interactive mode.
  • ARF XML and HTML report generation issue resolved for Windows 10 1803 remote assessments.
  • Cisco IOS target system correct domain or IP is now correctly shown on the HTML and ARF XML.

IMPORTANT: To utilize the new option to compress assessment results on post to Dashboard, users must upgrade to CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard v1.1.9. See the assessor-cli.properties file for more information.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.11

Release Date: September 25, 2019

Benchmark Coverage

  • CIS Microsoft Windows Server 2019 v1.0.0
  • CIS MS Windows 10 Enterprise 1809 v1.6.0

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Updated to include the latest JSON 1.1 vulnerability feed data.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.10

Release Date: August 27, 2019

Benchmark Coverage

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • MS Windows 10 configuration assessment HTML report displays OVAL assessment collected system values, recommended Benchmark values and rule used to generate pass/fail result.
  • Support for NIST vulnerability JSON data feeds.
  • Additional enhancements Ubuntu 18.04 assessment process to ensure more accurate results.
  • Major performance improvements (10-100% performance increase) for Linux assessment process, particularly where a target has an attached a mounted file system. Additional option to exclude mounted file system, when necessary, for Linux only.
  • Updated to latest NVD CVE feeds for up-to-date display of CVE information, including CVSS base scores and vector strings in HTML Reports.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.9

Release Date: July 25, 2019

Benchmark Coverage

  • PostgreSQL 11 v1.0.0
  • Debian Linux v2.0.1

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Updated to latest NVD CVE feeds for up-to-date display of CVE information, including CVSS base scores and vector strings in HTML Reports. This update includes the 2019 feed.
  • CIS-CAT Pro Assessor v4 vulnerability reports for Windows Server 2008 R2 can now import successfully into CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.8

Release Date: June 28, 2019

Benchmark Coverage

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Cisco IOS configuration assessment process enhanced to accommodate additional configuration scenarios
  • Enhanced Ubuntu 18.04 configuration process to ensure more accurate results
  • The unix/linux centralized scripts have been corrected to refer to the proper CIS-CAT Pro Assessor jar file
  • Correction to linux centralized script for Debian operating systems
  • Linux centralized scripts can now be used to assess Mac OS 10.13
  • CIS-CAT Pro Assessor v4 vulnerability reports for Windows Server 2012 can now import successfully into CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard
  • New section added to Controls Assessment Module documentation to provide information on remediation steps for automated checks
  • Debian operating systems are now properly detected and assessed on local assessments and when pairing with external application build scripts

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.7

Release Date: June 3, 2019

Benchmark Coverage

  • Debian Linux 8 Benchmark v2.0.0.1

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Error corrected for local Linux/Unix/Mac OS configuration assessments. Results will now be accurate for recommendations referring to files or file directories.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.6

Release Date: May 29, 2019

Benchmark Coverage

  • PostgreSQL 10 v1.0.0
  • NGINX v1.0.0
  • Mac OS 10.13 with OVAL support
  • Google Chrome v75 v2.0.0
  • MS SQL Server 2017 v1.0.0
  • MS SQL Server 2016 v1.1.0
  • MS SQL Server 2014 v1.4.0
  • MS SQL Server 2012 Benchmark v1.5.0

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Consumers can now try V4 command line application with 3 Benchmarks (Ubuntu, Windows 10 Enterprise, Chrome) by downloading V4 Lite. Users can assess endpoints using Controls Assessment Module for Windows 10 Enterprise Implementation Group 1 for Controls V7.1.
  • Enhanced Debian 8 assessment process now produces accurate results for recommendations 1.5.1, 1.5.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2 and 3.2.1 to 3.2.9.
  • Enhanced Ubuntu Linux assessment process accommodates large system group IDs.
  • Pass/fail assessment results for Windows 10 1803 now include the OVAL evidence.
  • Assess a Windows 10 endpoint with the Controls Assessment Module for Controls 7.1 Implementation Group 1.
  • Assessment result default file descriptions now only include "ARF" on XML configuration files.
  • Enhanced Debian 8 assessment process now produces more accurate results for recommendations 5.1.2 to 5.1.7.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.5

Release Date: April 30, 2019

New Benchmarks

  • None

Benchmark Updates

  • CIS Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 1803 v1.5.0.1 - scoring modification only for profile selection of ‘Windows 10 1803 Level 1 (L1) + BitLocker (BL) + Next Generation Windows Security (NG)’ or 'Windows 10 1803 Level 1 (L1) + BitLocker (BL)'

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Cisco IOS assessments will now produce accurate results when performing local and remote assessments.
  • Number only credentials for endpoints utilized in the configuration xml files are now valid.
  • A broader explanation and more generic referral to Level 1 Windows Benchmark recommendations that require consideration when remote scanning has been added to the online documentation. In order to remotely scan, users may need to except 2 or more recommendations.
  • Online documentation has been revised for Windows Endpoint Configuration to be more specific to users' environments.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.4

Release Date: March 20, 2019

New Benchmarks

  • CIS MS Windows 10 Enterprise Release 1803 Benchmark v1.5.0. Updates to centralized scripts and dissolvable bundle to accommodate the new Benchmark. CIS-CAT Pro will support the latest three published Windows Enterprise Benchmarks.
  • CIS PostgreSQL 9.6 v1.0.0

Benchmark Updates

  • CIS Amazon Linux 2 v1.0.0.1 with updated Controls 7 mapping only
  • CIS Microsoft IIS 10 Benchmark v1.1.1
  • CIS PostgreSQL 9.5 v1.1.0.1

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Configuration XML files and sessions.properties files used to drive the assessment process can be encrypted. See the "File Encryption Options" section of the User's Guide for more information.
  • Scripts are included for Linux and Windows environments to scan an entire domain when target machines have access to a network Java instance and CIS-CAT Pro Assessor. This is useful for members who want to use the assessor within a domain instead of remotely connecting to each target. See the "Assessing Multiple Windows Targets" and "Assessing Multiple Unix/Linux Targets" sections of the User's Guide for more information.
  • On screen message for local assessments will let users know if they lack privileges to execute the assessment.
  • The connection to remote endpoints has been modified to be more efficient.
  • Enhanced documentation with information on allowed characters used within the configuration XML file.
  • Linux configuration results have been corrected for reported issues on Linux CentOS recommendation 6.2.6.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.3

Release Date: January 17, 2019

New Benchmarks

  • CIS Debian Linux 9 Benchmark v1.0.0

Benchmark Updates

  • CIS Debian Linux 8 Benchmark v2.0.0
  • CIS Microsoft IIS 10 Benchamrk v1.1.0
  • CIS PostgreSQL 9.5 Benchmark v1.1.0

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Assessment result HTML reports now show the CIS Controls and CIS Sub-control version numbers when mapped to a CIS Benchmark recommendation. The CIS Control version is only available on some Benchmarks. Check the CIS website for more information. The title page of the report has also been enhanced to display long Benchmark names.
  • Scripts have been modified to allow an assessment to execute with OpenJDK, Java 9, Java 10, and Java 11.
  • User's Guide updated in section titled "Using CIS-CAT Pro Assessor CLI" to highlight requirement for a the user executing the application to have root, Administrator, or an equivalently privileged principal.
  • CIS-CAT Pro assessor has been enhanced to more efficiently work with OVAL content that uses XPath.
  • CIS Microsoft IIS 10 Benchmark has been corrected to properly collect assessment information. In prior versions, some users may have experienced false failures.
  • An issue was resolved with interactive values when users configured private keys with passphrases. The command line will now prompt users to enter a passphrase when the passphrase element is present and null in the Sessions or Config file. If the passphrase element does not exist for a target in the sessions or configuration xml, the command line will not prompt the user for an entry.
  • Report generation errors have been resolved for all versions of CIS Apple OSX 10.10, 10.11 and 10.12 Benchmark.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.2

Release Date: November 28, 2018

New Benchmarks

  • None

Benchmark Updates

  • None

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Resolved User_object NPE/fatal error that occurs during some assessments.
  • Assessment results produced in csv format will now be modified per options set using the -D option.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.1

Release Date: November 21, 2018

New Benchmarks

  • CIS Amazon Linux 2 Benchmark v1.0.0

Benchmark Updates

  • CIS Benchmark for Windows Server 2016, v1.1.0

CIS-CAT Pro Updates

  • Assessor-CLI.sh invalid Windows escape characters, preventing immediate run on Linux, have been removed.
  • ARF and OVAL vulnerability XML reports are now UTF-8 encoded to prevent invalid, non-UTF-8 characters from appearing in the report. The presence of these characters, can cause a problem when importing reports into other applications such as CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard.
  • The environment command has been enhanced to handle variables configured over multiple lines.
  • The ability to disable/enable schema validation now functions when configured in the assessor-cli.properties file.
  • The creation of the Linux file item will no longer fail when a file size result is longer than maximum integer size.
  • An update was made to the linux file collection process to account for the "xsi:nil=true" value in the filename element.

CIS-CAT Pro Assessor, v4.0.0

Release Date: October 26, 2018

This is the initial release of CIS-CAT Pro Assessor v4 (CCPA), a command-line user interface enabling configuration and vulnerability assessment of endpoints.

Assessor Updates

  • Assessment of the system from which the Assessor is invoked. This functionality mimics the host-based assessments from CIS-CAT v3.
  • Assessment of remote Windows endpoints using WinRM and an "ephemeral" agent.
  • Assessment of remote Unix/Linux endpoints using an SSH-based connection.
  • Assessment of Cisco IOS network devices using an SSH-based connection.
  • Support for the assessment of Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) 1.2 data-stream collections.
  • Support for the assessment of XCCDF 1.2-based content.
  • Support for the assessment of OVAL Definitions files, such as inventory and vulnerability definitions.
  • Support for multiple report formats, such as the Asset Reporting Format and OVAL Results with System Characteristics in XML format, as well as HTML, CSV, or plain-text formats.
  • Support for the upload of assessment results to CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard.