STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: McAfee VirusScan 8.8 Local Client STIG Version: 5 Release: 16 Benchmark Date: 27 Jul 2018: McAfee VirusScan Access Protection Rules must be configured to prevent McAfee services from being stopped.

DISA Rule

SV-55277r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-42549

Group Title

DTAM138 - Access Protection McAfee services protection

Rule Version

DTAM138

Severity

CAT I

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

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, select the "Prevent McAfee services from being stopped" option.

Click OK to save.

Check Contents

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

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, 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.

Vulnerability Number

V-42549

Documentable

False

Rule Version

DTAM138

Severity Override Guidance

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

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, 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.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

605

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