STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: McAfee VirusScan 8.8 Managed Client STIG Version: 5 Release: 21 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: McAfee VirusScan Access Protection: Common Standard Protection must be set to prevent modification of McAfee Scan Engine files and settings.

DISA Rule

SV-55249r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-42521

Group Title

DTAM143 - Access Protection prevent modification of McAfee scan engine

Rule Version

DTAM143

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

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.

Check Contents

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.

Vulnerability Number

V-42521

Documentable

False

Rule Version

DTAM143

Severity Override Guidance

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.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2266

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