STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: McAfee VirusScan 8.8 Local Client STIG Version: 5 Release: 16 Benchmark Date: 27 Jul 2018: McAfee VirusScan On-Access Scanner General Settings must be configured to not exclude any script processes from being scanned unless the process exclusions have been documented with, and approved by, the ISSO/ISSM/DAA.

DISA Rule

SV-55291r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-42563

Group Title

DTAM152--McAfee VirusScan on-access script exclusions

Rule Version

DTAM152

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
On the menu bar, click Task->On-Access Scanner Properties.
Select the General Settings.

Under the ScriptScan tab, locate the "ScriptScan process exclusions" label. Remove any exclusions listed in the Process field.

Check Contents

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
On the menu bar, click Task->On-Access Scanner Properties.
Select the General Settings.

Under the ScriptScan tab, locate the "ScriptScan process 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.

Vulnerability Number

V-42563

Documentable

False

Rule Version

DTAM152

Severity Override Guidance

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
On the menu bar, click Task->On-Access Scanner Properties.
Select the General Settings.

Under the ScriptScan tab, locate the "ScriptScan process 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.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

605

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