McAfee VirusScan 8.8 Managed Client STIG

V5R19 2018-07-09       U_McAfee_VirusScan88_Managed_Client_STIG_V5R19_Manual-xccdf.xml
V5R4 2014-10-03       U_McAfee_VirusScan88_Managed_Client_V5R4_Manual-xccdf.xml
The McAfee VirusScan Managed 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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No Change 6
Updated 76
Added 5
Removed 2
V-6453 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM001 Rule ID: SV-55134r1_rule Severity: high CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

For antivirus software to be effective, it must be running at all times, beginning from the point of the system's initial startup. Otherwise, the risk is greater for viruses, trojans, and other malware infecting the system during that startup phase.
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Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the General tab, locate the "Enable on-access scanning:" label. Ensure the "Enable on-access scanning at system startup" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Enable on-access scanning at startup" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration

Criteria: If the value of bStartDisabled is 0, this is not a finding. If the value is 1, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the General tab, locate the "Enable on-access scanning:" label. Select the "Enable on-access scanning at system startup" option. Select Save.
V-6467 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM002 Rule ID: SV-55135r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Boot sector viruses will install into the boot sector of a system, ensuring that they will execute when the user boots the system. This risk is mitigated by scanning boot sectors at each startup of the system.
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Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the General tab, locate the "Scan:" label. Ensure the "Boot Sectors" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Boot Sectors" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration

Criteria: If the value of bDontScanBootSectors is 0, this is not a finding. If the value is 1, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the General tab, locate the "Scan:" label. Select the "Boot Sectors" option. Select Save.
V-6468 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM003 Rule ID: SV-55139r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Computer viruses in the early days of personal computing were almost exclusively passed around by floppy disks. Floppy disks would be used to boot the computer and, if infected, would infect the hard drive files as well. Although floppy drives have fallen out of use, it is still a good security practice, whenever the antivirus software allows, to enable the scanning software to scan a floppy disk at shutdown.System AdministratorECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the General tab, locate the "Scan:" label. Ensure the "Floppy during shutdown" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Floppy during shutdown" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration

Criteria: If the value of bScanFloppyonShutdown is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the General tab, locate the "Scan:" label. Select the "Floppy during shutdown" option. Select Save.
V-6469 Added
Findings ID: DTAM004 Rule ID: SV-55141r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001662

Discussion

"An effective awareness program explains proper rules of behavior for use of an organization's IT systems and information. Accordingly, awareness programs should include guidance to users on malware incident prevention, which can help reduce the frequency and severity of malware incidents. Organizations should also make users aware of policies and procedures that apply to malware incident handling, such as how to identify if a host may be infected, how to report a suspected incident, and what users need to do to assist with incident handling. Ensuring the antivirus software alerts the users when malware is detected will ensure the user is informed of the incident and be able to more closely relate the incident to actions being performed by the user at the time of the detection." System Administrator

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Messages tab, locate the "User message:" label. Ensure the "Show the messages dialog box when a threat is detected and display the specified text in the message" option is selected. Criteria: If the "Show the messages dialog box when a threat is detected and display the specified text in the message" option is selected, this is not a finding. On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit) HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit) SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration Criteria: If the value of Alert_AutoShowList is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Messages tab, locate the "User message:" label. Select the "Show the messages dialog box when a threat is detected and display the specified text in the message" option. Select Save.
V-6470 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM005 Rule ID: SV-55144r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Good incident response analysis includes reviewing all logs and alerts on the system reporting the infection. If users were permitted to remove alerts from the display, incident response forensic analysis would be inhibited.
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Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Messages tab, locate the "Actions available to user:" label. Ensure the "Remove messages from the list" option is NOT selected.

Criteria: If the "Remove messages from the list" option is NOT selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration

Criteria: If the value of Alert_UsersCanRemove is 0, this is not a finding. If the value is 1, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Messages tab, locate the "Actions available to user:" label. Uncheck the "Remove messages from the list" option. Select Save.
V-6474 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM009 Rule ID: SV-55145r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Log management is essential to ensuring that computer security records are stored in sufficient detail for an appropriate period of time. Routine log analysis is beneficial for identifying security incidents, policy violations, fraudulent activity, and operational problems. Logs are also useful when performing auditing and forensic analysis, supporting internal investigations, establishing baselines, and identifying operational trends and long-term problems.System AdministratorECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log to file:" label. Ensure the "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration

Criteria: If the value of bLogtoFile is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log to file:" label. Select the "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" option. Select Save.
V-6475 No Change
Findings ID: DTAM010 Rule ID: SV-55147r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

While logging is imperative to forensic analysis, logs could grow to the point of impacting disk space on the system. In order to avoid the risk of logs growing to the size of impacting the operating system, the log size will be restricted, but must also be large enough to retain forensic value.
System AdministratorECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies.

Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log file size:" label. Ensure the "Limit the size of log file" option is selected. Ensure the "Maximum log file size" is at least 10MB.

Criteria: If the "Limit the size of log file" option is selected and the "Maximum log file size:" is at least 10MB, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration

Criteria: If the value of bLimitSize is 1 and dwMaxLogSizeMB is configured to Decimal (10) or higher, this is not a finding.
If bLimitSize is 0, this is a finding.
If dwMaxLogSizeMB is less than Decimal (10), this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log file size:" label. Select the "Limit the size of log file" option. For the "Maximum log file size:", input a value of at least 10MB or more. Select Save.
V-6478 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM012 Rule ID: SV-55148r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Log management is essential to ensuring that computer security records are stored in sufficient detail for an appropriate period of time. Routine log analysis is beneficial for identifying security incidents, policy violations, fraudulent activity, and operational problems. Logs are also useful when performing auditing and forensic analysis, supporting internal investigations, establishing baselines, and identifying operational trends and long-term problems.
System Administrator
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Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "What to log in addition to scanning activity:" label. Ensure the "Session summary" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Session summary" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration

Criteria: If the value of bLogSummary is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "What to log in addition to scanning activity:" label. Select the "Session summary" option. Select Save.
V-6583 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM013 Rule ID: SV-55149r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

While logging is imperative to forensic analysis, logs could grow to the point of impacting disk space on the system. In order to avoid the risk of logs growing to the size of impacting the operating system, the log size will be restricted. If the data in the log file exceeds the file size set, the oldest 20 percent of the entries are deleted and new data is appended to the file, so although the file size is restricted, it must also be large enough to retain forensic value.
System Administrator
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Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "What to log in addition to scanning activity:" label. Ensure the "Failure to scan encrypted files" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Failure to scan encrypted files" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration

Criteria: If the value ReportEncryptedFiles is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "What to log in addition to scanning activity:" label. Select the "Failure to scan encrypted files" option. Select Save.
V-6585 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM016 Rule ID: SV-55151r13_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001247

Discussion

Antivirus signature files are updated almost daily by antivirus software vendors. These files are made available to antivirus clients as they are published. Keeping virus signature files as current as possible is vital to the security of any system. The antivirus software product must be configured to receive those updates automatically in order to afford the expected protection.
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Checks

Note: Automatic updates to antivirus signature definitions are to be performed once every 24 hours for hosts connected to the network.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the "Systems" tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. Verify there is a Product Update task type enabled. Select the Task Name, locate the "Package Types:" label. Ensure Engine and DAT are selected.

Criteria:

If a Product update is Enabled with Engine and DAT selected, and scheduled for at least a weekdaily update, this is not a finding.

OLocally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)


If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line in the [General] section of the file is provided to describe the task type. In this case, TaskType=update is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [Settings] Enabled=1 and [Schedule] Type=0 the schedule is daily, this is not a finding. If [Settings] Enabled=1 and [Schedule] Type=1 the schedule is weekly, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset for the task assignment, select Actions, select Agent, and Select Modify Tasks on a Single System. Select Actions, and select New Client Task Assignment. In the Task to Schedule: area, select McAfee Agent for the product. Select Product Update for the Task Type. Select Create New Task. Provide a descriptive name for the task. Locate the "Package Types:" label. Select the "Engine" and "DAT" options. Select Save. On the Schedule page, locate the "Schedule Status:" label, and select the "Enabled" option. Locate the "Schedule type:" label, and from the pull down menu, select at least "WeekDaily". Select Next. On the Summary page, verify the settings and select Save. Update the client machine.
V-6586 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM021 Rule ID: SV-55153r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001668

Discussion

Email has become one of the most frequently used methods of spreading malware, through embedded HTML code and attachments. User awareness and training, warning users to not open suspicious emails or email attachments, and not clicking on hyperlinks, etc. from unknown or known senders, will not fully protect from email-borne malware. Mass mailing worms are similar to email-borne viruses, but are self-contained, rather than infecting an existing file. Protecting from email-borne viruses and mass mailing worms by scanning email upon delivery mitigates the risk of infection via email.
System Administrator
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Checks

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On -Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Scanning of email:" label. Ensure the "Enable on-delivery email scanning" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Enable on-delivery email scanning" is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\GeneralOptions

Criteria: If the value bEnabled is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Scanning of email:" label. Select the "Enable on-delivery email scanning" option. Select Save.
V-6587 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM022 Rule ID: SV-55169r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001668

Discussion

Email has become one of the most frequently used methods of spreading malware, through embedded HTML code and attachments. User awareness and training, warning users to not open suspicious emails or email attachments, and not clicking on hyperlinks, etc. from unknown or known senders, will not fully protect from email-borne malware. Mass mailing worms are similar to email-borne viruses, but are self-contained, rather than infecting an existing file. Protecting from email-borne viruses and mass mailing worms by scanning email upon delivery mitigates the risk of infection via email.
System Administrator
ECSC-1

Checks

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Ensure the "Find unknown program threats and trojans" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Find unknown program threats and trojans" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\DetectionOptions

Criteria: If the value dwProgramHeuristicsLevel is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Select the "Find unknown program threats and trojans" option. Select Save.
V-6588 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM023 Rule ID: SV-55171r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001668

Discussion

Email has become one of the most frequently used methods of spreading malware, through embedded HTML code and attachments. User awareness and training, warning users to not open suspicious emails or email attachments, and not clicking on hyperlinks, etc. from unknown or known senders, will not fully protect from email-borne malware. Mass mailing worms are similar to email-borne viruses, but are self-contained, rather than infecting an existing file. Protecting from email-borne viruses and mass mailing worms by scanning email upon delivery mitigates the risk of infection via email.
System Administrator
ECSC-1

Checks

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Ensure the "Find unknown macro threats" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Find unknown macro threats" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Email scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\DetectionOptions

Criteria: If the value dwMacroHeuristicsLevel is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Select the "Find unknown macro threats" option. Select Save.
V-6590 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM027 Rule ID: SV-55174r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001668

Discussion

Email has become one of the most frequently used methods of spreading malware, through embedded HTML code and attachments. User awareness and training, warning users to not open suspicious emails or email attachments, and not clicking on hyperlinks, etc. from unknown or known senders, will not fully protect from email-borne malware. Mass mailing worms are similar to email-borne viruses, but are self-contained, rather than infecting an existing file. Protecting from email-borne viruses and mass mailing worms by scanning email upon delivery mitigates the risk of infection via email.
System Administrator
ECSC-1

Checks

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Locate in the Category column the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Compressed files:" label. Ensure the "Decode MIME encoded files" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Decode MIME encoded files" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\DetectionOptions

Criteria: If the value ScanMime is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Locate in the Category column the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Compressed files:" label. Select the "Decode MIME encoded files" option. Select Save.
V-6591 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM028 Rule ID: SV-55177r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001668

Discussion

Email has become one of the most frequently used methods of spreading malware, through embedded HTML code and attachments. User awareness and training, warning users to not open suspicious emails or email attachments, and not clicking on hyperlinks, etc. from unknown or known senders, will not fully protect from email-borne malware. Mass mailing worms are similar to email-borne viruses, but are self-contained, rather than infecting an existing file. Protecting from email-borne viruses and mass mailing worms by scanning email upon delivery mitigates the risk of infection via email.
System Administrator
ECSC-1

Checks

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Email message body (for Microsoft Outlook only):" label. Ensure the "Scan email message body" option is selected.

Criteria: If the option "Scan email message body" is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\DetectionOptions

Criteria: If the value ScanMessageBodies is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Email message body (for Microsoft Outlook only):" label. Select the "Scan email message body" option. Select Save.
V-6592 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM029 Rule ID: SV-55178r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001243

Discussion

Email has become one of the most frequently used methods of spreading malware, through embedded HTML code and attachments. User awareness and training, warning users to not open suspicious emails or email attachments, and not clicking on hyperlinks, etc. from unknown or known senders, will not fully protect from email-borne malware. Mass mailing worms are similar to email-borne viruses, but are self-contained, rather than infecting an existing file. Protecting from email-borne viruses and mass mailing worms by scanning email upon delivery mitigates the risk of infection via email.
System Administrator
ECSC-1

Checks

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On -Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When a threat is found:" label. Ensure that for the "Perform this action first:" pull down menu, "Clean attachments" is selected.

Criteria: If "Clean attachments" is selected for "Perform this action first", this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\ActionOptions

Criteria: If the value for uAction is not 5, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When a threat is found:" label. For the "Perform this action first:" pull down menu, select "Clean attachments". Select Save.
V-6596 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM035 Rule ID: SV-55187r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001668

Discussion

Log management is essential to ensuring that computer security records are stored in sufficient detail for an appropriate period of time. Routine log analysis is beneficial for identifying security incidents, policy violations, fraudulent activity, and operational problems. Logs are also useful when performing auditing and forensic analysis, supporting internal investigations, establishing baselines, and identifying operational trends and long-term problems.
System Administrator
ECSC-1

Checks

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On -Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log to file:" label. Ensure that "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" is selected.

Criteria: If the option "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\ReportOptions

Criteria: If the value bLogToFile is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On -Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log to file:" label. Select the "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" option. Select Save.
V-6597 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM036 Rule ID: SV-55188r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001668

Discussion

While logging is imperative to forensic analysis, logs could grow to the point of impacting disk space on the system. In order to avoid the risk of logs growing to the size of impacting the operating system, the log size will be restricted, but must also be large enough to retain forensic value.
System Administrator
ECSC-1

Checks

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On -Delivery Email Scan Policies.

Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log file size" label.

Criteria: If the "Limit the size of log file" is checked and the "Maximum log file size:" is at least 10MB, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\ReportOptions

Criteria: If both the value of bLimitSize is 1 and the value of dwMaxLogSizeMB is at least decimal (10), this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On -Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log file size:" label. Select the "Limit the size of log file" option. For the "Maximum log file size:", select a value of 10MB or more. Select Save.
V-6599 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM045 Rule ID: SV-55191r13_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

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 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
ECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Scan Locations tab, locate the "Locations to scan:" label. Ensure the "All fixed drives" or "All local drives" and "Running processes" options are displayed.

Criteria:
If "All fixed drives" or "All local drives" and "Running processes" are displayed in the configuration for the daily or weekly On Demand Scan, this is not a finding.

OLocally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (32-Bit
(This folder may be hidden.)

%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
(32-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
.

If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [ScanItems] szScanItemX=All fixed diskrives or szScanItemX=All local drives, and [ScanItems] scScanItemX=SpecialMemory are present, this is not a finding. For the values of szScanItemX, the character X represents some integer =>0. Example: szScanItem0=All fixed disks, szScanItem1=SpecialMemory.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Scan Locations tab, locate the "Locations to scan:" label. In the drop-down menus, select "All fixed drives" or "All local drives" and "Running processes". Select Save.
V-6600 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM046 Rule ID: SV-55192r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

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
ECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Scan Locations tab, locate the "Scan options:" label. Ensure the "Include subfolders" option is selected.

Criteria:
If "Include subfolders" is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (32-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
Locally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder: (This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)

If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [Where] bScanSubDirs=1, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Scan Locations tab, locate the "Scan options:" label. Select the "Include subfolders" option. Select Save.
V-6601 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM047 Rule ID: SV-55193r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

Boot sector viruses will install into the boot sector of a system, ensuring that they will execute when the user boots the system. This risk is mitigated by scanning boot sectors at each startup of the system.System AdministratorECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Scan Locations tab, locate the "Scan options:" label. Ensure the "Scan boot sectors" option is selected.

Criteria:
If "Scan boot sectors" is selected, this is not a finding.

OLocally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [Where] bSkipBootScan=0, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Scan Locations tab, locate the "Scan options:" label. Select the "Scan boot sectors" option. Select Save.
V-6602 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM048 Rule ID: SV-55194r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

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
ECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "File types to scan:" label. Ensure the "All files" option is selected.

Criteria: If "All files" is selected, this is not a finding.

O
Locally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [What] bScanAllFiles=1, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "File types to scan:" label. Select the "All files" option. Select Save.
V-6604 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM050 Rule ID: SV-55195r23_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

When scanning for malware, excluding specific files will increase the risk of a malware-infected file going undetected. By configuring antivirus software without any exclusions, the scanner has a higher success rate at detecting and eradicating malware.
System Administrator
ECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Exclusions tab, locate the "What not to scan:" label. Ensure that no items are listed in this area.

Criteria:
If no items are listed in the "What not to scan:" area, this is not a finding.
If excluded items exist, and they are documented with and approved by the ISSO/ISSM/DAA, this is not a finding.
If excluded items exist, and they are not documented with and approved by the ISSO/ISSM/DAA, this is a finding.

OLocally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [Exclusions] dwExclusionCount=0, this is not a finding.
Criteria: If dwExclusionCount is not set to 0, ensure the justification for exclusions found have been documented with the ISSO/ISSM/DAA. If exclusions are documented with the ISSO/ISSM/DAA, this is not a finding. If exclusions have not been documented, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Exclusions tab, locate the "What not to scan:" label. Ensure that no items are listed in this area.
V-6611 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM052 Rule ID: SV-55196r13_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

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
ECSC-1

Checks

NOTE: This setting must be configured. Exclusions for specific extensions may be created. Exclusions must be documented with, and approved by, the local ISSO/ISSM.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Options:" label. Ensure the "Scan inside archives (e.g. .ZIP)" option is selected.

Criteria:
If "Scan inside archives (e.g. .ZIP)" is selected, this is not a finding.

OLocally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [What] ScanArchives=1, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Options:" label. Select the "Scan inside archives (e.g. .ZIP)" option. Select Save.
V-6612 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM053 Rule ID: SV-55197r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

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 scan tasks will mitigate this risk.
System Administrator
ECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Options:" label. Ensure the "Decode MIME encoded files" option is selected.

Criteria:
If "Decode MIME encoded files" is selected, this is not a finding.

O
Locally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [What] ScanMIME=1, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Options:" label. Select the "Decode MIME encoded files" option. Select Save.
V-6614 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM054 Rule ID: SV-55199r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

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
ECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Ensure the "Find unknown program threats" option is selected.

Criteria:
If "Find unknown program threats" is selected, this is not a finding.

O
Locally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [Advanced] dwProgramHeuristicsLevel=1, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Select the "Find unknown program threats" option. Select Save.
V-6615 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM055 Rule ID: SV-55201r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

Interpreted viruses are executed by an application. Within this subcategory, macro viruses take advantage of the capabilities of applications' macro programming language to infect application documents and document templates, while scripting viruses infect scripts that are understood by scripting languages processed by services on the OS. Many attackers use toolkits containing several different types of utilities and script that can be used to probe and attack hosts. Scanning for unknown macro viruses will mitigate zero day attacks.
System Administrator
ECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Ensure the "Find unknown macro threats" option is selected.

Criteria:
If "Find unknown macro threats" is selected, this is not a finding.

O
Locally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [Advanced] dwMacroHeuristicsLevel=1, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Select the "Find unknown macro threats" option. Select Save.
V-6616 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM056 Rule ID: SV-55203r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001243

Discussion

Malware may have infected a file that is necessary to the user. By configuring the antivirus software to first attempt cleaning the infected file, availability to the file is not sacrificed. If a cleaning attempt is not successful, however, deleting the file is the only safe option so as to ensure the malware is not introduced onto the system or network.
System Administrator
ECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Actions tab, locate the "When a threat is found:" label. Ensure that from the "Perform this action first:" pull down menu, "Clean files" is selected.

Criteria:
If "Clean files" is selected for "Perform this action first", this is not a finding.

O
Locally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [Action] uAction is not set to 5, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When a threat is found:" label. From the "Perform this action first:" pull down menu, select "Clean files". Select Save.
V-6617 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM057 Rule ID: SV-55204r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001243

Discussion

Malware may have infected a file that is necessary to the user. By configuring the antivirus software to first attempt cleaning the infected file, availability to the file is not sacrificed. If a cleaning attempt is not successful, however, deleting the file is the only safe option so as to ensure the malware is not introduced onto the system or network.
System Administrator
ECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Actions tab, locate the "When a threat is found:" label. Ensure that from the "If the first action fails, then perform this action:" pull down menu, "Delete files" is selected.

Criteria:
If "Delete files" is selected for "If the first action fails, then perform this action:", this is not a finding.

O
Locally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria: If [Action] uSecAction is not set to 4, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When a threat is found:" label. From the "If the first action fails, then perform this action:" pull down menu, select "Delete files". Select Save.
V-6618 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM059 Rule ID: SV-55209r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

Log management is essential to ensuring that computer security records are stored in sufficient detail for an appropriate period of time. Routine log analysis is beneficial for identifying security incidents, policy violations, fraudulent activity, and operational problems. Logs are also useful when performing auditing and forensic analysis, supporting internal investigations, establishing baselines, and identifying operational trends and long-term problems.System AdministratorECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log to file:" label. Ensure the "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" option is selected.

Criteria:
If "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" is selected, this is not a finding.

O
Locally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [Reports] bLogToFile=1, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log to file:" label. Select the "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" option. Select Save.
V-6620 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM060 Rule ID: SV-55211r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

While logging is imperative to forensic analysis, logs could grow to the point of impacting disk space on the system. In order to avoid the risk of logs growing to the size of impacting the operating system, the log size will be restricted, but must also be large enough to retain forensic value.
System Administrator
ECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". Locate the "Task to Schedule:" label. Verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task".

Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log file size:" label.

Criteria: If the "Limit the size of log file" option is selected and the "Maximum log file size:" is at least 10MB, this is not a finding.

OLocally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria: If the value of bLimitSize value is not 1, this is a finding.
If the uKilobytes is less than 10240 (Decimal), this is a finding.
If the bLimitSize value is 1 and the uKilobytes value is 10240 (Decimal) or more, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log file size:" label. Select the "Limit the size of log file" option. For the "Maximum log file size:", select a value of 10MB or more. Select Save.
V-6625 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM063 Rule ID: SV-55212r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

Log management is essential to ensuring that computer security records are stored in sufficient detail for an appropriate period of time. Routine log analysis is beneficial for identifying security incidents, policy violations, fraudulent activity, and operational problems. Logs are also useful when performing auditing and forensic analysis, supporting internal investigations, establishing baselines, and identifying operational trends and long-term problems.System AdministratorECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". Locate the "Task to Schedule:" label. Verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Reports tab, locate the "What to log in addition to scanning activity:" label. Ensure the "Failure to scan encrypted files" option is selected.

Criteria:
If the "Failure to scan encrypted files" option is selected, this is not a finding.

O
Locally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [Reports] bLogScanFailure=1, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Reports tab, locate the "What to log in addition to scanning activity:" label. Select the "Failure to scan encrypted files" option. Select Save.
V-6627 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM070 Rule ID: SV-55213r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

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 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
ECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". Select "Edit Assignment" in the Actions column. In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". Select the Summary tab. Locate the "Schedule:" label. Ensure the Status is "Enabled" and that the Type is at least "Weekly".

Criteria:
If the Scheduled Status: is "Enabled" and the Schedule Type: is at least "Weekly", this is not a finding.

OLocally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [Settings] Enabled=1 and [Schedule] Type=0 the schedule is daily, this is not a finding.
If [Settings] Enabled=1 and [Schedule] Type=1 the schedule is weekly, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". Select "Edit Assignment" in the Actions column. In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". Select the schedule page. Locate the "Schedule type:" label. For the pull down menu, select "Weekly". Select Save.
V-14618 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM090 Rule ID: SV-55214r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Interpreted viruses are executed by an application. Within this subcategory, macro viruses take advantage of the capabilities of applications' macro programming language to infect application documents and document templates, while scripting viruses infect scripts that are understood by scripting languages processed by services on the OS. Many attackers use toolkits containing several different types of utilities and scripts that can be used to probe and attack hosts. (NIST SP 800-83) The scanning of scripts is crucial in preventing these attacks.
System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the ScriptScan tab, locate the "ScriptScan:" label. Ensure the "Enable scanning of scripts" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Enable scanning of scripts" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Script Scanner

Criteria: If the value of ScriptScanEnabled is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the ScriptScan tab, locate the "ScriptScan:" label. Select the "Enable scanning of scripts" option. Select Save.
V-14619 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM091 Rule ID: SV-55217r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Containment during a virus outbreak is crucial. Infected hosts may attempt to spread malware and will use every network path available to them when spreading that infection. By containing the system when a detection is found, the malware will be restricted to that one system. Likewise, if malware is detected in a shared folder, maintaining the connection between a system and the shared folder would allow the malware to spread. Placing temporary restrictions on network connectivity is an effective mitigation mechanism.

These block connection settings will most often be used on a server housing shared folders and files, and will block the connection from any network user on a remote computer who attempts to read from, or write to, a threatened file in the shared folder. In addition, it will block the connection from any user on a remote computer who attempts to write an unwanted program to the computer. The connection will be unblocked after the specified amount of time, re-allowing access to the other shared files and folders, but will be re-blocked should those same file accesses be attempted.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Blocking tab, locate the "Block the connection:" label. Ensure the "Block the connection when a threatened file is detected in a shared folder" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Block the connection when a threatened file is detected in a shared folder" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\BehaviourBlocking

Criteria: If the value of VSIDBlock is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Blocking tab, locate the "Block the connection:" label. Select the "Block the connection when a threatened file is detected in a shared folder" option. Select Save.
V-14620 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM092 Rule ID: SV-55219r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Containment during a virus outbreak is crucial. Infected hosts may attempt to spread malware and will use every network path available to them when spreading that infection. By containing the system when a detection is found, the malware will be restricted to that one system. Likewise, if malware is detected in a shared folder, maintaining the connection between a system and the shared folder would allow the malware to spread. Placing temporary restrictions on network connectivity is an effective mitigation mechanism.

These block connection settings will most often be used on a server housing shared folders and files, and will block the connection from any network user on a remote computer who attempts to read from, or write to, a threatened file in the shared folder. In addition, it will block the connection from any user on a remote computer who attempts to write an unwanted program to the computer. The connection will be unblocked after the specified amount of time, re-allowing access to the other shared files and folders, but will be re-blocked should those same file accesses be attempted.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Blocking tab, locate the "Block the connection:" label. Ensure the "Unblock connections after x minutes" option has x set to no less than 30 minutes.

Criteria: If the "Unblock connections after x minute(s)" option is configured to no less than 30 minutes, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\BehaviourBlocking

Criteria: If the value of VSIDBlockTimeout >= to HEX 1E, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the Blocking tab, locate the "Block the connection:" label. Enter a value in "Unblock connections after x minutes" where x is set to no less than 30 minutes. Select Save.
V-14621 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM093 Rule ID: SV-55221r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Containment during a virus outbreak is crucial. Infected hosts may attempt to spread malware and will use every network path available to them when spreading that infection. By containing the system when a detection is found, the malware will be restricted to that one system. Likewise, if malware is detected in a shared folder, maintaining the connection between a system and the shared folder would allow the malware to spread. Placing temporary restrictions on network connectivity is an effective mitigation mechanism.

These block connection settings will most often be used on a server housing shared folders and files and will block the connection from any network user on a remote computer who attempts to read from, or write to, a threatened file in the shared folder. In addition, it will block the connection from any user on a remote computer who attempts to write an unwanted program to the computer. The connection will be unblocked after the specified amount of time, re-allowing access to the other shared files and folders but will be re-blocked should those same file accesses be attempted.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies.

Under the Blocking tab, locate the "Block" label. Ensure the "Block the connection when a file with a potentially unwanted program is detected in a shared folder" option is checked.

Criteria: If the "Block the connection when a file with a potentially unwanted program is detected in a shared folder" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\BehaviourBlocking

Criteria: If the value of VSIDBlockOnNonVirus is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies.

Under the Blocking tab, locate the "Block" label. Select the "Block the connection when a file with a potentially unwanted program is detected in a shared folder" option.

Select OK to Save.
V-14622 Added
Findings ID: DTAM100 Rule ID: SV-55222r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

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 through the organizations. Some processes are known to be higher risk while others are low risk. By restricting policy configuration to the Default Processes policy, all processes will be interpreted equally when applying the policy settings, and will provide the highest level of protection. Best practice dictates configuring Low-Risk and/or High-Risk policies only when it is necessary to improve system performance and will focus the scanning where it is most likely to detect malware. There is risk associated with configuring the Low-Risk and/or High-Risk policies for the purpose of specifically excluding processes from scanning, and should only be done after evaluating other policy settings and determining risk. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Processes tab, locate the "Process Settings:" label. Ensure the "Configure one scanning policy for all processes" option is selected. Criteria: If the "Configure one scanning policy for all processes" option is selected, this is not a finding. If the "Configure one scanning policy for all processes" option is not selected, and the use of Low-Risk Processes/High-Risk processes has been documented with, and approved by, the IAO/IAM, this is not a finding. If the "Configure one scanning policy for all processes" option is not selected, and the use of Low-Risk Processes/High-Risk Processes has not been documented/approved by the IAO/IAM, this is a finding. On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit) HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit) SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration Criteria: If the value OnlyUseDefaultConfig is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0 and the use of Low-Risk Processes/High-Risk Processes has not been documented and approved by the IAO/IAM, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Processes tab, locate the "Process Settings:" label. Select the "Configure one scanning policy for all processes" option. Select Save.
V-14623 Added
Findings ID: DTAM101 Rule ID: SV-55224r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

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. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Scan files:" label. Ensure the "When writing to disk" option is selected. Criteria: If the "When writing to disk" option is selected, this is not a finding. On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit) HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit) SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration\Default Criteria: If the value bScanIncoming is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Scan files:" label. Select the "When writing to disk" option. Select Save.
V-14624 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM102 Rule ID: SV-55225r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

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 AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Scan files:" label. Ensure the "When reading from disk" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "When reading from disk" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration\Default

Criteria: If the value bScanOutgoing is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Scan files:" label. Select the "When reading from disk" option. Select Save.
V-14625 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM103 Rule ID: SV-55228r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

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 AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "File Types to Scan:" label. Ensure the "All Files" radio button is selected.

Criteria: If the "All Files" radio button is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration\Default

Criteria: If the value LocalExtensionMode is 1 and the value of NetworkExtensionMode is 1, this is not a finding. If either of these is not 1, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "File Types to Scan:" label. Select the "All Files" radio button option. Select Save.
V-14626 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM104 Rule ID: SV-55230r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

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 AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Ensure the "Find unknown unwanted program threats and trojans" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Find unknown unwanted programs and trojans" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration\Default

Criteria: If the value dwProgramHeuristicsLevel is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Select the "Find unknown unwanted programs and trojans" option. Select Save.
V-14627 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM105 Rule ID: SV-55231r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

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 AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Ensure the "Find unknown macro threats" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Find unknown macro threats" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration\Default

Criteria: If the value dwMacroHeuristicsLevel is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Select the "Find unknown macro threats" option. Select Save.
V-14628 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM106 Rule ID: SV-55232r13_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

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
ECVP-1

Checks

NOTE: This requirement can be left not configured and marked as Not Applicable if the regularly scheduled on-demand scan, as validated under V-6611, DTAM052, includes the scanning of archive files.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the "Systems" tab, select the asset to be checked, select "Actions", select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Compressed files:" label. Ensure the "Scan inside archives (e.g. .ZIP)" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Scan inside archives (e.g. .ZIP)" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration\Default

Criteria: If the value ScanArchives is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Compressed files:" label. Select the "Scan inside archives (e.g. .ZIP)" option. Select Save.
V-14630 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM110 Rule ID: SV-55233r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Malware may have infected a file that is necessary to the user. By configuring the antivirus software to first attempt cleaning the infected file, availability to the file is not sacrificed. If a cleaning attempt is not successful, however, deleting the file is the only safe option so as to ensure the malware does is not introduced onto the system or network.
System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When a threat is found:" label. Ensure that for the "Perform this action first:" pull down menu, "Clean files automatically" is selected.

Criteria: If "Clean files automatically" is selected for "Perform this action first", this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration\Default

Criteria: If the value for uAction is not 5, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When a threat is found:" label. From the "Perform this action first:" pull down menu, select "Clean files automatically". Select Save.
V-14631 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM111 Rule ID: SV-55234r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Malware may have infected a file that is necessary to the user. By configuring the antivirus software to first attempt cleaning the infected file, availability to the file is not sacrificed. If a cleaning attempt is not successful, however, deleting the file is the only safe option so as to ensure the malware does is not introduced onto the system or network. System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECVP-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When a threat is found:" label. Ensure that from the "If the first action fails, then perform this action:" pull down menu, "Delete files automatically" is selected.

Criteria: If "Delete files automatically" is selected for "If the first action fails, then perform this action:", this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration\Default

Criteria: If the value for uSecAction is not 4, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When a threat is found:" label. From the "If the first action fails, then perform this action:" pull down menu, select "Delete files automatically". Select Save.
V-14652 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM039 Rule ID: SV-55189r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001243

Discussion

Email has become one of the most frequently used methods of spreading malware, through embedded HTML code and attachments. User awareness and training, warning users to not open suspicious emails or email attachments, and not clicking on hyperlinks, etc. from unknown or known senders, will not fully protect from email-borne malware. Mass mailing worms are similar to email-borne viruses, but are self-contained, rather than infecting an existing file. Protecting from email-borne viruses and mass mailing worms by scanning email upon delivery mitigates the risk of infection via email.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECVP-1

Checks

From Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On -Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When an unwanted program is found:" label. Ensure that from the "Perform this action first:" pull down menu, "Clean attachments" is selected.

Criteria: If "Clean attachments" is selected for "Perform this action first", this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\ActionOptions

Criteria: If the value for uAction_Program is not 5, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On -Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When an unwanted program is found:" label. From the "Perform this action first:" pull down menu, select "Clean attachments". Select Save.
V-14654 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM058 Rule ID: SV-55207r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) include Spyware, Adware, Remote Administration Tools, Dialers, Password Crackers, Jokes, and Key Loggers. While PUPs do not typically have any infections capability on their own, they rely on malware or other attach mechanisms to be installed onto target hosts, after which they will collect and transfer data from the host to an external host and/or will be used as attach mechanisms. Configuring the antivirus software to attempt to clean the file first will allow for the possibility of a false positive. In most cases, however, the secondary action of delete will be used, mitigating the risk of the PUPs being installed and used maliciously.
System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Options:" label. Ensure the "Detect unwanted programs" option is selected.

Criteria:
If "Detect unwanted programs" is selected, this is not a finding.

OLocally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria: If [Spyware] ApplyNVP=1 is present, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Options:" label. Select the "Detect unwanted programs" option. Select Save.
V-14657 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM130 Rule ID: SV-55235r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Buffer overflow is an anomaly where a program, while writing data to a buffer, overruns the buffer's boundary and overwrites adjacent memory. This anomaly has been used maliciously, explicitly to craft exploits. Buffer overflow attacks compose greater than 25% of malware attacks. Without buffer overflow protection enabled, systems are more vulnerable to attacks that attempt to overwrite adjacent memory in the stack frame. Buffer overflow protection is only configurable on non-64-bit systems.
System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

NOTE: Buffer Overflow Protection is not installed on 64-bit systems; this check would be Not Applicable to 64-bit systems.

NOTE: On 32-bit systems, when Host Intrusion Prevention is also installed, Buffer Overflow Protection will show as "Disabled because a Host Intrusion Prevention product is installed"; this check would be Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the Buffer Overflow Protection Policies. Under the Buffer Overflow Protection tab, locate the "Buffer Overflow settings:" label. Ensure the "Enable buffer overflow protection" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Enable buffer overflow protection" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\BehaviourBlocking

Criteria: If the value BOPEnabled is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the Buffer Overflow Protection Policies. Under the Buffer Overflow Protection tab, locate the "Buffer Overflow settings:" label. Select the "Enable buffer overflow protection" option. Select Save.
V-14658 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM131 Rule ID: SV-55236r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Buffer overflow is an anomaly where a program, while writing data to a buffer, overruns the buffer's boundary and overwrites adjacent memory. This anomaly has been used maliciously, explicitly to craft exploits. Buffer overflow attacks compose greater than 25% of malware attacks. Without buffer overflow protection enabled, systems are more vulnerable to attacks that attempt to overwrite adjacent memory in the stack frame. Protection mode will ensure buffer overflow is detected and blocked. Otherwise, only a warning message will be logged. Buffer overflow protection is only configurable on non-64-bit systems.
System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

NOTE: Buffer Overflow Protection is not installed on 64-bit systems; this check would be Not Applicable to 64-bit systems.

NOTE: On 32-bit systems, when Host Intrusion Prevention is also installed, Buffer Overflow Protection will show as "Disabled because a Host Intrusion Prevention product is installed"; this check would be Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the Buffer Overflow Protection Policies. Under the Buffer Overflow Protection tab, locate the "Buffer Overflow settings:" label. Ensure the "Protection mode" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Protection mode" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\BehaviourBlocking

Criteria: If the value BOPMode is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the Buffer Overflow Protection Policies. Under the Buffer Overflow Protection tab, locate the "Buffer Overflow settings:" label. Select the "Protection mode" option. Select Save.
V-14659 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM132 Rule ID: SV-55237r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

An effective awareness program explains proper rules of behavior for use of an organization's IT systems and information. Accordingly, awareness programs should include guidance to users on malware incident prevention, which can help reduce the frequency and severity of malware incidents.

Organizations should also make users aware of policies and procedures that apply to malware incident handling, such as how to identify if a host may be infected, how to report a suspected incident, and what users need to do to assist with incident handling.

Ensuring the antivirus software alerts the users when a buffer overflow is detected will ensure the user is aware of the incident and be able to more closely relate the incident to actions being performed by the user at the time of the detection.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

NOTE: Buffer Overflow Protection is not installed on 64-bit systems; this check would be Not Applicable to 64-bit systems.

NOTE: On 32-bit systems, when Host Intrusion Prevention is also installed, Buffer Overflow Protection will show as "Disabled because a Host Intrusion Prevention product is installed"; this check would be Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the Buffer Overflow Protection Policies. Under the Buffer Overflow Protection tab, locate the "Client system warning:" label. Ensure the "Show the messages dialog box when a buffer overflow is detected" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Show the messages dialog box when a buffer overflow is detected" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\BehaviourBlocking

Criteria: If the value BOPShowMessages is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the Buffer Overflow Protection Policies. Under the Buffer Overflow Protection tab, locate the "Client system warning:" label. Select the "Show the messages dialog box when a buffer overflow is detected" option. Select Save.
V-14660 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM133 Rule ID: SV-55239r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Log management is essential to ensuring that computer security records are stored in sufficient detail for an appropriate period of time. Routine log analysis is beneficial for identifying security incidents, policy violations, fraudulent activity, and operational problems. Logs are also useful when performing auditing and forensic analysis, supporting internal investigations, establishing baselines, and identifying operational trends and long-term problems.
System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

NOTE: Buffer Overflow Protection is not installed on 64-bit systems and would be Not Applicable to 64-bit systems.

NOTE: On 32-bit systems, when Host Intrusion Prevention is also installed, Buffer Overflow Protection will show as "Disabled because a Host Intrusion Prevention product is installed"; this check would be Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the Buffer Overflow Protection Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log to file:" label. Ensure the "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\BehaviourBlocking

Criteria: If the value bLogToFile_Ent is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the Buffer Overflow Protection Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log to file:" label. Select the "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" option. Select Save.
V-14661 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM134 Rule ID: SV-55238r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

While logging is imperative to forensic analysis, logs could grow to the point of impacting disk space on the system. In order to avoid the risk of logs growing to the size of impacting the operating system, the log size will be restricted, but must also be large enough to retain forensic value.
System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

NOTE: Buffer Overflow Protection is not installed on 64-bit systems and would be Not Applicable to 64-bit systems.

NOTE: On 32-bit systems, when Host Intrusion Prevention is also installed, Buffer Overflow Protection will show as "Disabled because a Host Intrusion Prevention product is installed"; this check would be Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the Buffer Overflow Protection Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log file size:" label. Ensure the "Limit the size of log file" option is selected. Ensure the "Maximum log file size" is at least 10MB.

Criteria: If the "Limit the size of log file" option is selected and the "Maximum log file size:" is at least 10MB, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\BehaviourBlocking

Criteria: If the value of bLimitSize_Ent is 1 and dwMaxLogSizeMB_Ent is configured to Decimal (10) or higher, this is not a finding. If the bLimitSize_Ent is 0 or if dwMaxLogSizeMB_Ent is less than Decimal (10), this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the Buffer Overflow Protection Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log file size" label. Select the "Limit the size of log file" option. For the "Maximum log file size:", select a value of 10MB or more. Select Save.
V-14662 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM135 Rule ID: SV-55241r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001668

Discussion

Spyware is software that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge, and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the user's knowledge. Spyware may try to deceive users by bundling itself with desirable software. A spyware infestation can create significant unwanted CPU activity, disk usage, and network traffic. Some types of spyware disable software firewalls and antivirus software. Detecting, blocking, and eradicating malicious spyware or preventing it from being installed will alleviate the negative side effects of the spyware.
System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Unwanted Programs Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Select categories of unwanted programs to detect:" label. Ensure the "Spyware" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Spyware" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\NVP

Criteria: If the value DetectSpyware is 1, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Unwanted Programs Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Select categories of unwanted programs to detect:" label. Select the "Spyware" option. Select Save.
V-14663 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM136 Rule ID: SV-55242r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001248

Discussion

Adware, like spyware, is, at best, an annoyance by presenting unwanted advertisement to the user of a computer, sometimes in the form of a popup. At worst, it redirects the user to malicious websites. Detecting and blocking will mitigate the likelihood of users being tricked into visiting sites with malicious content.
System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
ECVP-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Unwanted Programs Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Select categories of unwanted programs to detect:" label. Ensure the "Adware" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Adware" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\NVP

Criteria: If the value DetectAdware is 1, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Unwanted Programs Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Select categories of unwanted programs to detect:" label. Select the "Adware" option. Select Save.
V-19910 Added
Findings ID: DTAG008 Rule ID: SV-55133r2_rule Severity: high CCI: CCI-001240

Discussion

Antivirus signature files are updated almost daily by antivirus software vendors. These files are made available to antivirus clients as they are published. Keeping virus signature files as current as possible is vital to the security of any system. System Administrator

Checks

Guidance in DTAM016 requires updates be run daily, automatically or manually. If compliant, the DAT date will be within 24-48 hours old. Since automated update tasks’ success is not guaranteed, the expectation is for update task success to be frequently monitored and corrected when unsuccessful. To allow for that correction, the minimum acceptable threshold for DAT date is not to exceed 7 days. On the client machine, right-click on the McAfee red shield icon in the taskbar. Choose "About". Scroll down to the "McAfee VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise" section. Review the date for "DAT Created On:". Criteria: If the "DAT Created On:" date is older than 7 days from the current date, this is a finding. From the ePO server console System Tree, select the "Systems" tab, select the asset to be checked, and double-click to open its properties. Under the System Information, scroll down to the VirusScan Enterprise section and click on the "More" link in the top-right portion of the VirusScan Enterprise section. Scroll down to the General section and confirm the DAT Date reflected is within the last 7 days. Criteria: If the DAT Date is older than 7 days from the current date, this is a finding. NOTE: If the vendor or trusted site's files are also older than 7 days and match the date of the signature files on the machine, this is not a finding.

Fix

Update client machines via ePO client task. If this fails to update the client, update antivirus signature files as your local process describes (e.g., auto update or runtime executable.)
V-35027 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM137 Rule ID: SV-55243r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

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
ECSC-1

Checks

NOTE: For systems on the SIPRnet, this check is Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the General tab, locate the "Artemis (Heuristic network check for suspicious files):" label. Ensure the "Medium" option, or higher, is selected.

Criteria: If the "Medium" option, or higher, is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner

Criteria: If the value of ArtemisEnabled is REG_DWORD = 0, this is a finding.
If the value of ArtemisLevel is REG_DWORD = 0 or REG_DWORD = 1, this is a finding.
If the value of ArtemisEnabled is REG_DWORD = 1 and the ArtemisLevel is REG_DWORD = 2, 3 or 4, this is not a finding.

Fix

NOTE: For systems on the SIPRnet, this check is Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the General tab, locate the "Artemis (Heuristic network check for suspicious files):" label. Select the "Medium" option. Select Save.
V-42493 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM162 Rule ID: SV-55180r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001243

Discussion

Email has become one of the most frequently used methods of spreading malware, through embedded HTML code and attachments. User awareness and training, warning users to not open suspicious emails or email attachments, and not clicking on hyperlinks, etc. from unknown or known senders, will not fully protect from email-borne malware. Mass mailing worms are similar to email-borne viruses, but are self-contained, rather than infecting an existing file. Protecting from email-borne viruses and mass mailing worms by scanning email upon delivery mitigates the risk of infection via email.

Checks

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When a threat is found:" label. Ensure that for the "If the first action fails, then perform this action:" pull down menu, "Delete attachments" is selected.

Criteria: If "Delete attachments" is selected for "If the first action fails, then perform this action:", this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\ActionOptions

Criteria: If the value for uSecAction is not 4, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When a threat is found:" label. For the "If the first action fails, then perform this action:" pull down menu, select "Delete attachments". Select Save.
V-42500 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM163 Rule ID: SV-55190r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001243

Discussion

Email has become one of the most frequently used methods of spreading malware, through embedded HTML code and attachments. User awareness and training, warning users to not open suspicious emails or email attachments, and not clicking on hyperlinks, etc. from unknown or known senders, will not fully protect from email-borne malware. Mass mailing worms are similar to email-borne viruses, but are self-contained, rather than infecting an existing file. Protecting from email-borne viruses and mass mailing worms by scanning email upon delivery mitigates the risk of infection via email.

Checks

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When an unwanted program is found:" label. Ensure that from the "If the first action fails, then perform this action:" pull down menu, "Delete attachments" is selected.

Criteria: If "Delete attachments" is selected for "If the first action fails, then perform this action:", this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\ActionOptions

Criteria: If the value for uSecAction_Program is not 4, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When an unwanted program is found:" label. From the "If the first action fails, then perform this action:" pull down menu, select "Delete attachments". Select Save.
V-42516 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM138 Rule ID: SV-55244r12_rule Severity: high CCI: CCI-001248

Discussion

When the Prevent McAfee services from being stopped check box is selected under Access Protection, VSE will prevent anyone except the System account from terminating McAfee services. This protects VirusScan from being disabled by malicious programs that seek to circumvent virus protection programs by terminating their services.

Checks

Note: If the HIPS signature 3892 is enabled to provide the "Prevent termination of McAfee processes" protection, this check is not applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection settings:" label. Ensure the "Prevent McAfee services from being stopped" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Prevent McAfee services from being stopped" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\BehaviourBlocking

Criteria: If the value of PVSPTEnabled is REG_DWORD = 1, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection settings:" label. Select the "Prevent McAfee services from being stopped" option. Select Save.
V-42517 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM139 Rule ID: SV-55245r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001248

Discussion

Log management is essential to ensuring that computer security records are stored in sufficient detail for an appropriate period of time. Routine log analysis is beneficial for identifying security incidents, policy violations, fraudulent activity, and operational problems. Logs are also useful when performing auditing and forensic analysis, supporting internal investigations, establishing baselines, and identifying operational trends and long-term problems.

Checks

Note: If DTAM161 "McAfee VirusScan Access Protection Policies must be configured to enable access protection" has been marked as "Not Applicable", this check is not applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log to file:" label. Ensure the "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\BehaviourBlocking

Criteria: If the value of bLogToFile is REG_DWORD = 1, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log to file:" label. Select the "Enable activity logging and accept the default location for the log file or specify a new location" option. Select Save.
V-42518 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM140 Rule ID: SV-55246r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001248

Discussion

While logging is imperative to forensic analysis, logs could grow to the point of impacting disk space on the system. In order to avoid the risk of logs growing to the size of impacting the operating system, the log size will be restricted, but must also be large enough to retain forensic value.

Checks

Note: If DTAM161 "McAfee VirusScan Access Protection Policies must be configured to enable access protection" has been marked as "Not Applicable", this check is not applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log file size:" label.

Ensure the "Limit the size of log file" option is selected. Ensure the "Maximum log file size" is 10MB or more.

Criteria: If the "Limit the size of log file" option is selected and the "Maximum log file size:" is 10MB or more, this is not a finding.


On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\BehaviourBlocking

Criteria: If the value of bLimitSize is 1 and dwMaxLogSizeMB is configured to Decimal (10) or higher, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "Log file size:" label. Select the "Limit the size of log file" option. For the "Maximum log file size:", select a value of at least 10MB or more. Select Save.
V-42519 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM141 Rule ID: SV-55247r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001248

Discussion

Many malicious programs have attempted to disable VirusScan by stopping services and processes and leaving the system vulnerable to attack. Self-protection is an important feature of VSE that prevents malicious programs from disabling VirusScan or any of its services or processes. Many trojans and viruses will attempt to terminate or even delete security products. VSE's self-protection features protect VirusScan registry values and processes from being altered or deleted by malicious code. This rule protects the McAfee security product from modification by any process not listed in the policy's exclusion list.

Checks

Note: If the HIPS signature 3898 is enabled to provide this same protection, this check is not applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection". Ensure "Prevent modification of McAfee files and settings" (Block and Report) options are both selected.

Criteria: If "Prevent modification of McAfee files and settings" (Block and Report) options are both selected, this is not a finding.

Registry keys are not available for this setting.

To validate from client side, access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.

Under the Task column, select Access Protection, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label.
In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection".
Ensure "Prevent modification of McAfee files and settings" (Block and Report) options are selected.

Criteria: If "Prevent modification of McAfee files and settings" (Block and Report) options are both selected, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection". Select both "Prevent modification of McAfee files and settings" (Block and Report) options. Select Save.
V-42520 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM142 Rule ID: SV-55248r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001248

Discussion

Many malicious programs have attempted to disable VirusScan by stopping services and processes and leaving the system vulnerable to attack. Self-protection is an important feature of VSE that prevents malicious programs from disabling VirusScan or any of its services or processes. Many trojans and viruses will attempt to terminate or even delete security products. VSE's self-protection features protect VirusScan registry values and processes from being altered or deleted by malicious code. This rule protects the McAfee security product from modification by any process not listed in the policy's exclusion list.

Checks

Note: If the HIPS signature 3899 is enabled to provide this same protection, this check is not applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection". Ensure both "Prevent modification of McAfee Common Management Agent files and settings" (Block and Report) options are selected.

Criteria: If both "Prevent modification of McAfee Common Management Agent files and settings" (Block and Report) options are selected, this is not a finding.

Registry keys are not available for this setting.

To validate from client side, access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.

Under the Task column, select Access Protection, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label.
In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection".
Ensure "Prevent modification of McAfee Common Management Agent files and settings" (Block and Report) options are selected.

Criteria: If "Prevent modification of McAfee Common Management Agent files and settings" (Block and Report) options are both selected, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection". Select both "Prevent modification of McAfee Common Management Agent files and settings" (Block and Report) options. Select Save.
V-42521 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM143 Rule ID: SV-55249r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001248

Discussion

Many malicious programs have attempted to disable VirusScan by stopping services and processes and leaving the system vulnerable to attack. Self-protection is an important feature of VSE that prevents malicious programs from disabling VirusScan or any of its services or processes. Many trojans and viruses will attempt to terminate or even delete security products. VSE's self-protection features protect VirusScan registry values and processes from being altered or deleted by malicious code. This rule protects the McAfee security product from modification by any process not listed in the policy's exclusion list.

Checks

Note: If the HIPS signature 3900 is enabled to provide this same protection, this check is not applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection". Ensure "Prevent modification of McAfee Scan Engine files and settings" (Block and Report) options are both selected.

Criteria: If "Prevent modification of McAfee Scan Engine files and settings" (Block and Report) options are both selected, this is not a finding.

Registry keys are not available for this setting.

To validate from client side, Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
Under the Task column, select Access Protection, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label.
In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection".
Ensure "Prevent modification of McAfee Scan Engine files and settings" (Block and Report) options are both selected.

Criteria: If "Prevent modification of McAfee Scan Engine files and settings" (Block and Report) options are both selected, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection". Select both "Prevent modification of McAfee Scan Engine files and settings" (Block and Report) options. Select Save.
V-42522 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM144 Rule ID: SV-55250r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001248

Discussion

Many malicious programs have attempted to disable VirusScan by stopping services and processes and leaving the system vulnerable to attack. Self-protection is an important feature of VSE that prevents malicious programs from disabling VirusScan or any of its services or processes. Many trojans and viruses will attempt to terminate or even delete security products. VSE's self-protection features protect VirusScan registry values and processes from being altered or deleted by malicious code. This rule protects the McAfee security product from modification by any process not listed in the policy's exclusion list.

Checks

Note: If the HIPS signature 3892 is enabled to provide this same protection, this check is not applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection". Ensure "Prevent termination of McAfee processes" (Block and Report) options are both selected.

Criteria: If "Prevent termination of McAfee processes" (Block and Report) options are both selected, this is not a finding.

Registry keys are not available for this setting.

To validate from client side, access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
Under the Task column, select Access Protection, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection". Ensure both "Prevent termination of McAfee processes" (Block and Report) options are selected.

Criteria: If both "Prevent termination of McAfee processes" (Block and Report) options are selected, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection". Select both "Prevent termination of McAfee processes" (Block and Report) options. Select Save.
V-42523 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM145 Rule ID: SV-55251r35_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-0012483

Discussion

This rule will block any executablecommon programs from running from the Temp directory; however, this rule is much more restrictive in that it stops nearly all processes from launching in the Temp folder. Most viruses need to be run once by a person before infecting a computer. This can be done in many ways, such as opening an executable attachment in an email or downloading a program from the Internet. An executable needs to exist on the disk before Windows can run it. A common way for applications to achieve this is to save the file in the user's or system's Temp directory and then run it. One purpose of this rule is to enforce advice that is frequently given to users: "don't open attachments from email." The other purpose of this rule is to close security holes introduced by application bugs. Older versions of Outlook and Internet Explorer are notorious for automatically executing code without the user needing to do anything but preview an email or view a website.

Checks

Note:
If the HIPS signatures 3893, 2297, and 3907010 and 7035 are enabled to provide this same protection, this check is Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection". Ensure the "Prevent common programs from running files from the Temp folder" (Block and Report) option is selected.
Criteria: If the "Prevent common programs from running files from the Temp folder" (Block and Report) option is selected, this is not a finding.
Registry keys are not available for this setting.
To validate from client side, Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.

Under the Task column, select Access Protection, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection".

Ensure the "Prevent common programs from running files from the Temp folder" (Block and Report) option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Prevent common programs from running files from the Temp folder" (Block and Report) option is selected, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection". Select the "Prevent common programs from running files from the temp folder" (Block and Report) option. Select Save.
V-42524 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM146 Rule ID: SV-55252r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001248

Discussion

Hooking covers a range of techniques used to alter or augment the behavior of an operating system, of applications, or of other software components by intercepting function calls, messages, or events passed between software components. Code that handles such intercepted function calls, events, or messages is called a 'hook'. Hooking can also be used by malicious code. For example, rootkits, pieces of software that try to make themselves invisible by faking the output of API calls that would otherwise reveal their existence, often use hooking techniques. This rule prevents other processes from hooking of McAfee processes.

Checks

Note: If the HIPS signature 6051 is enabled to provide this same protection, this check is not applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection". Ensure both "Prevent hooking of McAfee processes" (Block and Report) options are selected.

Criteria: If both "Prevent hooking of McAfee processes" (Block and Report) options are selected, this is not a finding.

Registry keys are not available for this setting.

To validate from client side, access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
Under the Task column, select Access Protection, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection". Ensure both "Prevent hooking of McAfee processes" (Block and Report) options are both selected.

Criteria: If "Prevent hooking of McAfee processes" (Block and Report) options are both selected, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Standard Protection". Select both "Prevent hooking of McAfee processes" (Block and Report) options. Select Save.
V-42525 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM147 Rule ID: SV-55253r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001248

Discussion

A common distribution method for adware and spyware is to have the user download an executable file and run it automatically from the Downloaded Program Files folder. This rule is specific to Microsoft Internet Explorer and prevents software installations through the web browser. Internet Explorer runs code from the Downloaded Program Files directory, notably ActiveX controls. Some vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and viruses place an .exe file into this directory and run it. This rule closes that attack vector.

Checks

Note: If the HIPS signature 3910 is enabled to provide this same protection, this check is not applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Maximum Protection". Ensure the "Prevent launching of files from the Downloaded Program Files folder" (Report) option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Prevent launching of files from the Downloaded Program Files folder" (Report) option is selected, this is not a finding.

Registry keys are not available for this setting.

To validate from client side, access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
Under the Task column, select Access Protection, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Maximum Protection". Ensure the "Prevent launching of files from the Downloaded Program Files folder" (Report) option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Prevent launching of files from the Downloaded Program Files folder" (Report) option is selected, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Common Maximum Protection". Select the "Prevent launching of files from the Downloaded Program Files folder" (Report) option. Select Save.
V-42526 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM148 Rule ID: SV-55254r36_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-0012483

Discussion

This rule prevents the Windows scripting host from running VBScript and JavaScript scripts from the Temp directory. This would protect against a large number of trojans and questionable web installation mechanisms that are used by many adware and spyware applications.

Checks

Note:
If the HIPS signatures 3893, 2297, and 3905 are 7035 is enabled to provide this same protection, this check is Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Spyware Maximum Protection". Ensure the "Prevent execution of scripts from the Temp folder" (Block and Report) option is selected.

Criteria:
If the "Prevent execution of scripts from the Temp folder" (Block and Report) option is selected, this is not a finding.

Registry keys are not available for this setting.

To validate from client side, access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start
-> >> All Programs->McAfee-> >> McAfee >> VirusScan Console.
Under the Task column, select Access Protection, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Spyware Maximum Protection". Ensure the "Prevent execution of scripts from the Temp folder" (Block and Report) option is selected.

Criteria:
If the "Prevent execution of scripts from the Temp folder" (Block and Report) option is selected, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies.

Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Spyware Maximum Protection".

Select the "Prevent execution of scripts from the Temp folder" (Block and Report) option.

Select Save.
V-42527 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM149 Rule ID: SV-55255r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001248

Discussion

Autorun files are used to automatically launch program files, typically setup files from CDs. Preventing other computers from making a connection and creating or altering autorun.inf files can prevent spyware and adware from being executed. There are many spyware and virus programs distributed on CDs.

Checks

Note: If the HIPS signature 3886 is enabled to provide this same protection, this check is Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Virus Standard Protection". Ensure both "Prevent remote creation of autorun files" (Block and Report) options are selected.

Criteria: If both "Prevent remote creation of autorun files" (Block and Report) options are selected, this is not a finding.

Registry keys are not available for this setting.

To validate from client side, access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
Under the Task column, select Access Protection, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label.
In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Virus Standard Protection".
Ensure "Prevent remote creation of autorun files" (Block and Report) options are both selected.

Criteria: If "Prevent remote creation of autorun files" (Block and Report) options are both selected, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Virus Standard Protection". Select both "Prevent remote creation of autorun files" (Block and Report) options. Select Save.
V-42528 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM150 Rule ID: SV-55256r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001248

Discussion

Many viruses and worms find email addresses on the infected system and send themselves to these addresses. They do this by connecting directly to the email servers whose names they have harvested from the local system. This rule prevents any process from talking to a foreign email server using SMTP. By blocking this communication, a machine may become infected with a new mass mailing virus, but that virus will be unable to spread further by email. It prevents outbound access to SMTP ports 25 and 587 on all programs except known email clients listed as an exclusion.

Checks

NOTE: If the system being reviewed has the function of sending email via the SMTP protocol, this setting is Not Applicablenot applicable.

NOTE: Since there is no HIPS signature to provide this same protection, this check is applicable even if HIPS is enabled
.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Virus Standard Protection". Ensure "Prevent mass mailing worms from sending email" (Block and Report) options are both selected. Click Edit. Under the "Processes to exclude:" section, verify no processes are listed. If any processes are listed, they must be documented with, and approved by, the IAO/IAM.

Criteria: Criteria:
If "Prevent mass mailing worms from sending email" (Block and Report) options are not both selected, this is a finding.
If "Prevent mass mailing worms from sending email" (Block and Report) options are both selected, and any listed "Processes to exclude:" are approved by the IAO/IAM, this is not a finding.
If "Prevent mass mailing worms from sending email" (Block and Report) options are both selected, but listed "Processes to exclude:" have not been approved by the IAO/IAM, this is a finding.

Registry keys are not available for this setting.

To validate from client side, Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
Under the Task column, select Access Protection, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Virus Standard Protection". Ensure "Prevent mass mailing worms from sending email" (Block and Report) options are both selected. Click Edit. Under the "Processes to exclude:" section, verify no processes are listed. If any processes are listed, they must be documented with, and approved by, the IAO/IAM.

Criteria:
If "Prevent mass mailing worms from sending email" (Block and Report) options are not both selected. This is a finding.
If "Prevent mass mailing worms from sending email" (Block and Report) options are both selected, and any listed "Processes to exclude:" are approved by the IAO/IAM, this is not a finding.
If "Prevent mass mailing worms from sending email" (Block and Report) options are both selected, but listed "Processes to exclude:" have not been approved by the IAO/IAM, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Virus Standard Protection". Select both "Prevent mass mailing worms from sending email" (Block and Report) options. Select Save.
V-42529 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM151 Rule ID: SV-55257r13_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001248

Discussion

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is the preferred communication method used by botnet herders and remote-access trojans to control botnets (a set of scripts or an independent program that connects to IRC). IRC allows an attacker to control infected machines that are sitting behind network address translation (NAT), and the bot can be configured to connect back to the command and control server listening on any port.

Checks

NOTE: If IRC Communication is enabled on a Classified network, in accordance with published Ports, Protocols, and Services Management (PPSM) guidelines, this requirement is not applicable.

NOTE: Since there is no HIPS signature to provide this same protection, this check is applicable even if HIPS is enabled.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Virus Standard Protection". Ensure both "Prevent IRC communication" (Block and Report) options are selected.

Criteria: If both "Prevent IRC communication" (Block and Report) options are selected, this is not a finding.

Registry keys are not available for this setting.

To validate from client side, Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
Under the Task column, select Access Protection, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Virus Standard Protection". Ensure both "Prevent IRC communication" (Block and Report) options are selected.

Criteria: If both "Prevent IRC communication" (Block and Report) options are selected, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Virus Standard Protection". Select both "Prevent IRC communication" (Block and Report) options. Select Save.
V-42530 No Change
Findings ID: DTAM152 Rule ID: SV-55258r2_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Many attackers use toolkits containing several different types of utilities and scripts that can be used to probe and attack hosts. Scripts are a common carrier of malware and none should be excluded from scanning. In the unlikely event that excluding scanning a script impacts the operational function and/or availability of a system, and reasonable mitigation efforts have been put into place, the exclusion may be put into place but must be documented with, and approved by, the ISSO/ISSM/DAA.

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the ScriptScan tab, locate the "ScriptScan exclusions:" label. Ensure there are no exclusions listed in the Process field.

Criteria: If there are no exclusions listed in the Process field, this is a not finding.
If there are exclusions listed in the Process field, and the exclusions have been documented with, and approved by, the ISSO/ISSM/DAA, this is not a finding.
If there are exclusions listed in the Process field, and the exclusions have not been documented with, and approved by, the ISSO/ISSM/DAA, this is a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Script Scanner

Criteria: If the ExcludedProcesses REG_MULTI_SZ has any entries, and the excluded processes have not been documented with, and approved by, the ISSO/ISSM/DAA, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the ScriptScan tab, locate the "ScriptScan exclusions" label. Remove any exclusions listed in the Process field.
V-42531 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM153 Rule ID: SV-55259r24_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

When scanning for malware, excluding specific files will increase the risk of a malware-infected file going undetected. By configuring antivirus software without any exclusions, the scanner has a higher success rate at detecting and eradicating malware.

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Exclusions tab, locate the "What not to scan:" label. Ensure there are no exclusions listed. If exclusions are listed, verify they have been documented and approved by the ISSO/ISSM/DAA.

Criteria: If there are no exclusions listed in the "What not to scan:" field, this is a not finding.
If there are exclusions listed in the "What not to scan:" field, and the exclusions have been documented with, and approved by, the ISSO/ISSM/
DAAAO, this is not a finding.
If there are exclusions listed in the "What not to scan:" field, and the exclusions have not been documented with, and approved by, the ISSO/ISSM/
DAAAO, this is a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration\Default

Criteria: If the value NumExcludeItems is 0, this is not a finding.
If NumExcludeItems is not 1 or greater, and exclusions have not been documented with and approved by the ISSO/ISSM/
DAAAO, this is a finding.
If NumExcludeItems is
not 1 or greater, and exclusions have been approved by the ISSO/ISSM/DAAAO, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Exclusions tab, locate the "What not to scan:" label. Remove any exclusions listed.
V-42532 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM154 Rule ID: SV-55260r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

A rootkit is a stealthy type of software, usually malicious, and is designed to mask the existence of processes or programs from normal methods of detection. Rootkits will often enable continued privileged access to a computer. Scanning and handling detection of rootkits will mitigate the likelihood of rootkits being installed and used maliciously on the system.

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Scan Locations tab, locate the "Locations to scan:" label. Ensure the "Memory for rootkits" option is displayed.

Criteria:
If "Memory for rootkits" is displayed in the configuration for the daily or weekly On Demand Scan, this is not a finding.

OLocally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria: If [ScanItems] szScanItemX=SpecialScanForRootkits is present, this is not a finding. For the values of szScanItemX, the character X represents some integer =>0. Example: szScanItem0=All fixed disks, szScanItem1=SpecialMemory.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Scan Locations tab, locate the "Locations to scan:" label. In the drop-down menus, select "Memory for rootkits". Select Save.
V-42533 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM155 Rule ID: SV-55261r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001243

Discussion

Malware may have infected a file that is necessary to the user. By configuring the antivirus software to first attempt cleaning the infected file, availability to the file is not sacrificed. If a cleaning attempt is not successful, however, deleting the file is the only safe option so as to ensure the malware is not introduced onto the system or network.

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Actions tab, locate the "When an unwanted program is found:" label. Ensure that for the "Perform this action first:" pull down menu, "Clean files" is selected.

Criteria:
If "Clean files" is selected for "Perform this action first", this is not a finding.

O
Locally, on the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
(This folder may be hidden.)
%SystemDrive%\Program
Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (3264-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)
If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria:
If [Spyware] uAction_Program=5, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When an unwanted program is found:" label. For the "Perform this action first:" pull down menu, select "Clean files". Select Save.
V-42534 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM164 Rule ID: SV-55262r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001243

Discussion

Malware may have infected a file that is necessary to the user. By configuring the antivirus software to first attempt cleaning the infected file, availability to the file is not sacrificed. If a cleaning attempt is not successful, however, deleting the file is the only safe option so as to ensure the malware is not introduced onto the system or network.

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Actions column, select "Edit Assignment". In the Task to Schedule: area, verify the Product is "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0" and the Task Type is "On Demand Scan". In the Task name column, select "View Selected Task". Under the Actions tab, locate the "When an unwanted program is found:" label. Ensure that from the "If the first action fails, then perform this action:" pull down menu, "Delete files" is selected.

Criteria: If "Delete files" is selected for "If the first action fails, then perform this action:", this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (32-Bit)
%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\McAfee\Common Framework\Task (64-Bit)

If folder(s) do not exist, an alternative method of validating is via the following registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\DesktopProtection\Tasks] and are referenced by a GUID for each task.

Multiple .ini files will be stored in this folder, one for each task defined on the ePO server for this client. The name for each task is identified in the first section of the file under the [Task] section on the TaskName= "" line. Additionally, a TaskType= line is provided to describe the type of scan. In this case, TaskType=VSC700_Scan_Task is expected. Information for this check is determined by examining the contents of this file.

Criteria: If [Spyware] uSecAction_Program=4, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Tasks on a Single System. From the list of available tasks in the Task Name column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly on demand client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an "On Demand scan" and in the Status column, ensure that the status is "Enabled". In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Actions tab, locate the "When an unwanted program is found:" label. From the "If the first action fails, then perform this action:" pull down menu, select "Delete files". Select Save.
V-42536 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM157 Rule ID: SV-55264r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001668

Discussion

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.

Checks

NOTEote: For systems on the SIPRnet, this check iNet, this check is Not Applicable.

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked a
s Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Artemis (Heuristic network check for suspicious files):" label. Ensure the Sensitivity level is set to "Medium" or higher.

Criteria: If the Sensitivity level is set to "Medium" or higher, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Email Scanner

Criteria: If the value of ArtemisEnabled is REG_DWORD = 0, this is a finding.
If the value of ArtemisLevel is REG_DWORD = 0 or REG_DWORD = 1, this is a finding.
If the value of ArtemisEnabled is REG_DWORD = 1 and the ArtemisLevel is REG_DWORD = 2, 3 or 4, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Artemis (Heuristic network check for suspicious files):" label. Select the "Medium" option. Select Save.
V-42537 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM158 Rule ID: SV-55265r12_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001668

Discussion

Email has become one of the most frequently used methods of spreading malware, through embedded HTML code and attachments. User awareness and training, warning users to not open suspicious emails or email attachments, and not clicking on hyperlinks, etc. from unknown or known senders, will not fully protect from email-borne malware. Mass mailing worms are similar to email-borne viruses, but are self-contained, rather than infecting an existing file. Protecting from email-borne viruses and mass mailing worms by scanning email upon delivery mitigates the risk of infection via email.

Checks

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Alerts tab, locate the "Email alert for user:" label. Ensure that "Send alert to mail user:" is selected. Verify that the email recipient information is complete for a notification email to be sent to the IAO/IAM and/or ePO administrator.

Criteria: If the option "Send alert to mail user:" is selected and the email recipient information is complete for a notification email to be sent to the IAO, IAM, ePO administrator or System Administrator, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\AlertOptions

Criteria: If the value bSendMailToUser is 0, this is a finding.
If the value for szSendTo is configured to any recipient other than the IAO, IAM, ePO Administrator, or System Administrator, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Alerts tab, locate the "Email alert for user:" label. Select the "Send alert to mail user:" option. Enter the email recipient information for the notification email to be sent to the IAO/IAM and/or ePO administrator. Select Save.
V-42538 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM159 Rule ID: SV-55266r14_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-0016680130

Discussion

Log management is essential to ensuring that computer security records are stored in sufficient detail for an appropriate period of time. Routine log analysis is beneficial for identifying security incidents, policy violations, fraudulent activity, and operational problems. Logs are also useful when performing auditing and forensic analysis, supporting internal investigations, establishing baselines, and identifying operational trends and long-term problems.

Checks

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "What to log in addition to scanning activity" label. Ensure the "Session summary", and "Failure to scan encrypted files" options are selected.

Criteria:
If the "Session summary" and "Failure to scan encrypted files" options are selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:

HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)

HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)

SystemCore\VSCore\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\ReportOptions


Criteria:
If the value dwLogEvent is not x120 (288) or x130 (304), this is a finding.
x120 (288) indicates both Session summary and Failure to scan encrypted files are selected.

x130 (304) indicates Session summary, Failure to scan encrypted files, and Session settings are all selected.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Reports tab, locate the "What to log in addition to scanning activity:" label. Select the "Session summary" and "Failure to scan encrypted files" options. Select Save.
V-42539 No Change
Findings ID: DTAM160 Rule ID: SV-55267r3_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Many attackers use toolkits containing several different types of utilities and scripts that can be used to probe and attack hosts. Scripts are a common carrier of malware and none should be excluded from scanning. In the unlikely event that excluding scanning a script impacts the operational function and/or availability of a system, and reasonable mitigation efforts have been put into place, the exclusion may be put into place but must be documented with, and approved by, the ISSO/ISSM/DAA.

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the ScriptScan tab, locate the "ScriptScan exclusions:" label. Ensure there are no exclusions listed in the URL field.

Criteria: If there are no exclusions listed in the URL field, this is a not finding.
If there are exclusions listed in the URL field, and the exclusions have been documented with, and approved by, the ISSO/ISSM/DAA, this is not a finding.
If there are exclusions listed in the URL field, and the exclusions have not been documented with, and approved by, the ISSO/ISSM/DAA, this is a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\Script Scanner

Criteria: If the ExcludedURLs REG_MULTI_SZ has any entries, and the excluded URLs have not been documented with, and approved by, the ISSO/ISSM/DAA, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access General Policies. Under the ScriptScan tab, locate the "ScriptScan exclusions" label. Remove any exclusions listed in the URL field.
V-42540 Updated
Findings ID: DTAM161 Rule ID: SV-55268r13_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001248

Discussion

Access Protection prevents unwanted changes to a computer by restricting access to specified ports, files and folders, shares, and registry keys and values. It prevents users from stopping McAfee processes and services, which are critical before and during outbreaks. Access Protection for VSE uses predefined and user-defined rules to strengthen systems against virus attacks. For instance, rules are used to specify which items can and cannot be accessed. Each rule can be configured to block and/or report access violations when they occur, and rules can also be disabled.

Checks

NOTE: Access Protection must be enabled in order to afford protection identified in DTAM150 and DTAM151.

If HIPS signatures are enabled to provide the same protection as DTAM138, DTAM139, DTAM140, DTAM141, DTAM142, DTAM143, DTAM144, DTAM145, DTAM146, DTAM147, DTAM148 and DTAM149, those checks may be individually marked as not applicable.

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection settings:" label. Ensure the "Enable Access Protection" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Enable Access Protection" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\BehaviourBlocking

Criteria: If the value APEnabled is 1, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection settings:" label. Select the "Enable Access Protection" option. Select Save.
V-42541 No Change
Findings ID: DTAM165 Rule ID: SV-55269r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) include Spyware, Adware, Remote Administration Tools, Dialers, Password Crackers, Jokes, and Key Loggers. While PUPs do not typically have any infections capability on their own, they rely on malware or other attach mechanisms to be installed onto target hosts, after which they will collect and transfer data from the host to an external host and/or will be used as attach mechanisms. Configuring the antivirus software to attempt to clean the file first will allow for the possibility of a false positive. In most cases, however, the secondary action of delete will be used, mitigating the risk of the PUPs being installed and used maliciously.

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Unwanted programs detection:" label. Ensure the "Detect unwanted programs" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Detect unwanted programs" option is selected, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration\Default

Criteria: If the value ApplyNVP is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Unwanted programs detection:" label. Place a check in the "Detect unwanted programs" checkbox. Select Save.
V-42542 No Change
Findings ID: DTAM166 Rule ID: SV-55270r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) include Spyware, Adware, Remote Administration Tools, Dialers, Password Crackers, Jokes, and Key Loggers. While PUPs do not typically have any infections capability on their own, they rely on malware or other attach mechanisms to be installed onto target hosts, after which they will collect and transfer data from the host to an external host and/or will be used as attach mechanisms. Configuring the antivirus software to attempt to clean the file first will allow for the possibility of a false positive. In most cases, however, the secondary action of delete will be used, mitigating the risk of the PUPs being installed and used maliciously.

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies.

Under the Actions tab, locate the "When an unwanted program is found:" label. Ensure that for the "Perform this action first:" pull down menu, "Clean files automatically" is selected.

Criteria: If "Clean files automatically" is selected from "Perform this action first", this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration\Default

Criteria: If the uAction_Program does not have a value of 5, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies.

Under the Actions tab, locate the "When an unwanted program is found:" label. From the "Perform this action first:" pull down menu, select "Clean files automatically".
Click OK to Save.
V-42543 No Change
Findings ID: DTAM167 Rule ID: SV-55271r2_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001242

Discussion

Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) include Spyware, Adware, Remote Administration Tools, Dialers, Password Crackers, Jokes, and Key Loggers. While PUPs do not typically have any infections capability on their own, they rely on malware or other attach mechanisms to be installed onto target hosts, after which they will collect and transfer data from the host to an external host and/or will be used as attach mechanisms. Configuring the antivirus software to attempt to clean the file first will allow for the possibility of a false positive. In most cases, however, the secondary action of delete will be used, mitigating the risk of the PUPs being installed and used maliciously.

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies.

Under the Actions tab, locate the "When an unwanted program is found:" label. Ensure the "If the first action fails, then perform this action:" has "Delete files automatically" selected.

Criteria: If "Delete files automatically" is selected from the "If the first action fails, then perform this action:" drop-down list, this is not a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit)
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit)
SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration\Default

Criteria: If the uSecAction_Program does not have a value of 4, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On-Access Default Processes Policies.

Under the Actions tab, locate the "When an unwanted program is found:" label. From the "If the first action fails, then perform this action:" pull down menu, select "Delete files automatically".
Click OK to Save.
V-59363 Added
Findings ID: DTAM170 Rule ID: SV-73793r3_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001243

Discussion

This rule prevents all program from running files from the Temp directory. This would protect against a large number of trojans and questionable web installation mechanisms that are used by many adware and spyware applications. System Administrator

Checks

Note: If the HIPS signatures 7010, 7011, 7020 and 7035 are enabled to provide this same protection, this check is Not Applicable. From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Spyware Maximum Protection". Ensure the "Prevent all programs from running files from the Temp folder" (Block and Report) option is selected. Criteria: If the "Prevent all programs from running files from the Temp folder" (Block and Report) option is selected, this is not a finding. Registry keys are not available for this setting. To validate from client side, access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console. Under the Task column, select Access Protection, right-click, and select Properties. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Spyware Maximum Protection". Ensure the "Prevent all programs from running files from the Temp folder" (Block and Report) option is selected. Criteria: If the "Prevent all programs from running files from the Temp folder" (Block and Report) option is selected, this is not a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select the policy associated with the Access Protection Policies. Under the Access Protection tab, locate the "Access protection rules:" label. In the "Categories" box, select "Anti-Spyware Maximum Protection". Select the "Prevent all programs from running files from the Temp folder"(Block and Report) option. Select Save.
V-6589 Removed
Findings ID: DTAM026 Rule ID: SV-55173r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001668

Discussion

Email has become one of the most frequently used methods of spreading malware, through embedded HTML code and attachments. User awareness and training, warning users to not open suspicious emails or email attachments, and not clicking on hyperlinks, etc. from unknown or known senders, will not fully protect from email-borne malware. Mass mailing worms are similar to email-borne viruses, but are self-contained, rather than infecting an existing file. Protecting from email-borne viruses and mass mailing worms by scanning email upon delivery mitigates the risk of infection via email. System AdministratorECSC-1

Checks

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Compressed files:" label. Ensure the "Scan inside archives (e.g. .ZIP)" option is selected. Criteria: If the "Scan inside archives (e.g. .ZIP)" option is selected, this is not a finding. On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit) HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit) SystemCore\VSCore\Email scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\DetectionOptions Criteria: If the value ScanArchives is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the On Delivery Email Scan Policies. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Compressed files:" label. Select the "Scan inside archives (e.g. .ZIP)" option. Select Save.
V-42535 Removed
Findings ID: DTAM156 Rule ID: SV-55263r1_rule Severity: medium CCI: CCI-001241

Discussion

The cache is a list of scanned files that have been determined to be clean. The scanner will use this list to reduce duplicate file scanning. While disabling the cache persistence may result in performance degradation, the risk of enabling it may allow malware to go undetected.

Checks

NOTE: If the system being configured/reviewed is a server, this setting is Not Applicable. This setting is required for workstations. From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the General Options Policies. Under the Global Scan Settings tab, locate the "Scan Cache:" label. Ensure the "Allow On-Demand Scans to utilize the scan cache" option is NOT selected. Criteria: If the "Allow On-Demand Scans to utilize the scan cache" option is selected, this is a finding. On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit) HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit) SystemCore\VSCore\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration Criteria: If the value of bODSUseCache is REG_DWORD = 0, this is not a finding. If the value is 1, this is a finding.

Fix

From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select Modify Policies on a Single System. From the product pull down list, select VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0. Select from the Policy column the policy associated with the General Options Policies. Under the Global Scan Settings tab, locate the "Scan cache:" label. Ensure the "Allow On-Demand Scans to utilize the scan cache" option is NOT selected. Select Save.