McAfee MOVE Agentless 3.0 Security Virtual Appliance STIG

U_McAfee_MOVE3_0_Agentless_SVA_V1R3_Manual-xccdf.xml

The McAfee MOVE 3.0 Agentless SVA STIG is published The McAfee MOVE 2.6 Multi-Platform Client STIG is published as a tool to improve the security of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. The requirements are derived from the NIST 800-53 and related documents. Comments or proposed revisions to this document should be sent via e-mail to the following address: [email protected]
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Version / Release: V1R3

Published: 2015-10-06

Updated At: 2018-09-23 04:06:02

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SV-56609r1_rule AV-MOVE-VM-001 CCI-001242 HIGH The Virtual Machine must have VMware vShield Endpoint thin client installed and shown as protected in the vShield Manager. The vShield Manager is the centralized network management component of vShield, and is installed as a virtual appliance on an ESX host in a vCenter Server environment. The vShield Manager user interface or vSphere Client plug-in is used by administrators to install, configure, and maintain vShield components. vShield Endpoint offloads antivirus and anti-malware agent processing to a dedicated secure virtual appliance delivered by VMware partners. Since the secure virtual appliance (unlike a guest virtual machine) does not go offline, it can continuously update antivirus signatures thereby giving uninterrupted protection to the virtual machines on the host. Also, new virtual machines (or existing virtual machines that went offline) are immediately protected with the most current antivirus signatures when they come online. vShield Endpoint installs as a hypervisor module and security virtual appliance from a third-party antivirus vendor (VMware partners) on an ESX host. The hypervisor scans guest virtual machines from the outside, removing the need for agents in every virtual machine. This makes vShield Endpoint efficient in avoiding resource bottlenecks while optimizing memory use. McAfee MOVE AV Agentless requires vShield Endpoint to be installed on a virtual machine in order for the McAfee MOVE Security Virtual Appliance to protect it. If the virtual machine did not have vShield Endpoint installed, the virtual machine would not be protected from malware and viruses.System Administrator
SV-56787r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-001 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless SVA policy must be configured with, and managed by, the HBSS ePO server. Organizations should use centrally managed antivirus software that is controlled and monitored regularly by antivirus administrators, who are also typically responsible for acquiring, testing, approving, and delivering antivirus signature and software updates throughout the organization. Users should not be able to disable or delete antivirus software from their hosts, nor should they be able to alter critical settings. Antivirus administrators should perform continuous monitoring to confirm that hosts are using current antivirus software and that the software is configured properly. Implementing all of these recommendations should strongly support an organization in having a strong and consistent antivirus deployment across the organization.System Administrator
SV-56788r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-002 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless SVA Authentication policy must be configured to communicate with the Hypervisor/vCenter server via HTTPS protocol. Requiring the McAfee MOVE AV Agentless SVA to authenticate to the hypervisor over HTTPs ensures the authentication is over a secure path.System Administrator
SV-56789r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-003 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless SVA Authentication policy must be configured to authenticate to the Hypervisor/vCenter server with user name and password. Requiring the McAfee MOVE AV Agentless SVA to authenticate to the hypervisor with a username and password, coupled with HTTPs, ensures authentication is over a secure path from a valid source.System Administrator
SV-56790r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-004 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless SVA Scan Settings policy must be configured with the SVA cache enabled. Enabling cache in the McAfee MOVE AV Agentless SVA will enable a more effective performance when scanning virtual machines. System Administrator
SV-56791r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-005 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless SVA Scan Settings policy must be configured to cache scan results for files up to a file size of 1 MB. While enabling cache in the McAfee MOVE AV Agentless SVA will enable a more effective performance when scanning virtual machines, the file size of cached items needs to be restricted in order to prevent excessively large files from being cached, which would have a negative impact on performance.System Administrator
SV-56792r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-006 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless SVA Scan Settings policy for On-Demand Client Scan time interval must be set to no more than every 7 days. Antivirus software is the most commonly used technical control for malware threat mitigation. Antivirus software on hosts should be configured to scan all hard drives regularly to identify any file system infections and to scan any removable media, if applicable, before media is inserted into the system. Not scheduling a regular scan of the hard drives of a system and/or not configuring the scan to scan all files and running processes, introduces a higher risk of threats going undetected.System Administrator
SV-57765r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-101 CCI-001242 HIGH The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless Scan policy must be configured to enable On-Access scanning. Antivirus software is the most commonly used technical control for malware threat mitigation. Antivirus software should be configured to perform real-time scans of each file as it is downloaded, opened, or executed.System Administrator
SV-57767r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-102 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless Scan policy must be configured to enforce a maximum On-Access Scan timeout of no less than 45 seconds. This setting configures the amount of time to wait for a scan to complete, in seconds. The default setting is 45 seconds. Typically, file scans are very fast. However, file scans may take longer time due to large file size, file type, or heavy load on the offload scan server. In such cases that the file scan takes longer than the scan timeout limit, the file access is allowed and a scan timeout event is generated. Setting the timeout too low may result in scans of a file terminating before the scan is completed, resulting in malware potentially going undetected.System Administrator
SV-57769r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-103 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless Scan policy must be configured to enable On-Demand scanning. Antivirus software is the mostly commonly used technical control for malware threat mitigation. Antivirus software on hosts should be configured to scan all hard drives and folders regularly to identify any file system infections and to scan any removable media, if applicable, before media is inserted into the system. Not scheduling a regular scan of the hard drives of a system and/or not configuring the scan to scan all files and running processes, introduces a higher risk of threats going undetected. System Administrator
SV-57803r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-104 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless Scan policy must be configured to scan files when opened. Antivirus software is the most commonly used technical control for malware threat mitigation. Real-time scanning of files as they are read from disk is a crucial first line of defense from malware attacks.System Administrator
SV-57807r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-105 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless Scan policy must be configured to scan all file types. When scanning for malware, excluding specific file types will increase the risk of a malware-infected file going undetected. By configuring antivirus software to scan all file types, the scanner has a higher success rate at detecting and eradicating malware. System Administrator
SV-57813r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-106 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless Scan policy must be configured to scan files when closed. Antivirus software is the most commonly used technical control for malware threat mitigation. Real-time scanning of files as they are written to disk is a crucial first line of defense from malware attacks.
SV-57827r2_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-107 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless Scan policy must be configured to scan inside archives. Malware is often packaged within an archive. In addition, archives might have other archives within. Not scanning archive files introduces the risk of infected files being introduced into the environment. System Administrator
SV-61731r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-108 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless Scan policy must be configured to decode MIME encoded files. Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) encoded files can be crafted to hide a malicious payload. When the MIME encoded file is presented to software that decodes the MIME encoded files, such as an email client, the malware is released. Scanning these files as part of the regularly scheduled scans tasks will mitigate this risk. System Administrator
SV-61733r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-109 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless Scan policy must be configured to find unknown macro threats. Due to the ability of malware to mutate after infection, standard antivirus signatures may not be able to catch new strains or variants of the malware. Typically, these strains and variants will share unique characteristics with others in their virus family. By using a generic signature to detect the shared characteristics, using wildcards where differences lie, the generic signature can detect viruses even if they are padded with extra, meaningless code. This method of detection is Heuristic detection.System Administrator
SV-61735r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-110 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless Scan policy for Heuristics must be configured to find unknown unwanted programs and Trojans. Due to the ability of malware to mutate after infection, standard antivirus signatures may not be able to catch new strains or variants of the malware. Typically, these strains and variants will share unique characteristics with others in their virus family. By using a generic signature to detect the shared characteristics, using wildcards where differences lie, the generic signature can detect viruses even if they are padded with extra, meaningless code. This method of detection is Heuristic detection.System Administrator
SV-61737r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-111 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless Scan policy must be configured to use McAfee Global Threat Intelligence file reputation set to a sensitivity level of Medium or higher. Antivirus software vendors use collective intelligence from sensors and cross-vector intelligence from web, email, and network threats to compile scores that reflect the likelihood of whether a file in question is malware. The collective intelligence is constantly being updated, more frequently than the typical daily antivirus signature files. With File Reputation lookup, a more real-time response to potential malicious code is realized than with the local-running antivirus software, since by querying the cloud-based database when a file appears to be suspicious, up-to-the-minute intelligence is provided. This type of protection reduces the threat protection time period from days to milliseconds, increases malware detection rates, and reduces downtime and remediation costs associated with malware attacks. Using File Reputation lookup is mandated by US CYBERCOM on DoD systems.System Administrator
SV-61739r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-112 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless Scan policy must be configured to detect unwanted programs. Due to the ability of malware to mutate after infection, standard antivirus signatures may not be able to catch new strains or variants of the malware. Typically, these strains and variants will share unique characteristics with others in their virus family. By using a generic signature to detect the shared characteristics, using wildcards where differences lie, the generic signature can detect viruses even if they are padded with extra, meaningless code. This method of detection is Heuristic detection.System Administrator
SV-61741r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-113 CCI-001242 MEDIUM For any path or file exclusions configured in the McAfee MOVE AV Agentless Scan policy, those exclusions must be formally documented by the System Administrator and approved by the IAO/IAM. When scanning for malware, excluding specific file types will increase the risk of a malware-infected file going undetected. By configuring antivirus software to scan all file types, the scanner has a higher success rate at detecting and eradicating malware. The excluding of files, paths, and processes from being scanned expands the potential for malware to be allowed onto the information system. While it is recognized that some file types might need to be excluded for operational reasons and/or because there is protection afforded to those files through a different mechanism, allowing those exclusions should always be vetted, documented and approved before applying.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerInformation Assurance Manager
SV-61743r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-115 CCI-001242 MEDIUM When a threat is found by the McAfee MOVE AV Agentless On-Access Scan, the Scan policy must be configured to delete files automatically as first action. Malware incident containment has two major components: stopping the spread of malware and preventing further damage to hosts. Disinfecting a file is generally preferable to quarantining it because the malware is removed and the original file restored; however, many infected files cannot be disinfected. The primary goal of eradication is to remove malware from infected hosts.
SV-61745r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-116 MEDIUM When a threat is found by the McAfee MOVE AV Agentless On-Access Scan, the Scan policy must be configured to deny access to files if first action fails. Malware incident containment has two major components: stopping the spread of malware and preventing further damage to hosts. Disinfecting a file is generally preferable to quarantining it because the malware is removed and the original file restored; however, many infected files cannot be disinfected. The primary goal of eradication is to remove malware from infected hosts. System Administrator
SV-61747r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-117 CCI-001242 MEDIUM When a threat is found by the McAfee MOVE AV Agentless On-Demand Scan, the Scan policy must be configured to delete files automatically as first action. Malware incident containment has two major components: stopping the spread of malware and preventing further damage to hosts. Disinfecting a file is generally preferable to quarantining it because the malware is removed and the original file restored; however, many infected files cannot be disinfected. The primary goal of eradication is to remove malware from infected hosts.System Administrator
SV-61749r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-118 CCI-001242 MEDIUM When a threat is found by the McAfee MOVE AV Agentless On-Demand Scan, the Scan policy must be configured to notify only if first action fails. Malware incident containment has two major components: stopping the spread of malware and preventing further damage to hosts. Disinfecting a file is generally preferable to quarantining it because the malware is removed and the original file restored; however, many infected files cannot be disinfected. The primary goal of eradication is to remove malware from infected hosts.System Administrator
SV-61751r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-119 CCI-001242 MEDIUM The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless Scan policy must be configured to enable the quarantine. Malware incident containment has two major components: stopping the spread of malware and preventing further damage to hosts. Disinfecting a file is generally preferable to quarantining it because the malware is removed and the original file restored; however, many infected files cannot be disinfected. Accordingly, antivirus software should be configured to attempt to disinfect infected files and to either quarantine or delete files that cannot be disinfected. By enabling the Quarantine, organizations will have the ability to submit copies of unknown malware to their security software vendors for analysis and will able to conduct internal forensic evaluation.System Administrator
SV-62603r1_rule AV-MOVE-SVA-10 CCI-001242 HIGH The McAfee MOVE AV Agentless SVAadmin account password must be changed from the default. The pre-configured Security Virtual Appliance (SVA) comes with a default password for the SVAadmin account. This account has root privileges to the Linux O/S of the appliance. By not changing the password from the default, the appliance will be subject to access by unauthorized individuals. System Administrator