STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 Local Client Antivirus STIG Version: 1 Release: 4 Benchmark Date: 24 Jul 2015: The Symantec Endpoint Protection client Auto-Protect Advanced Options must be configured to scan files when accessed or modified.

DISA Rule

SV-55406r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-42678

Group Title

DTASEP014

Rule Version

DTASEP014

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Locate the Symantec Endpoint Protection icon in the system tray. Double-click the icon to open the Symantec Endpoint Protection configuration screen. On the left hand side, select Change settings -> Under Virus and Spyware Protection -> Select Configure Settings -> Under the Auto-Protect tab -> Select Advanced -> Under Scan files when -> Select "Scan when a file is accessed or modified".

Check Contents

GUI check: Locate the Symantec Endpoint Protection icon in the system tray. Double-click the icon to open the Symantec Endpoint Protection configuration screen. On the left hand side, select Change settings -> Under Virus and Spyware Protection -> Select Configure Settings -> Under the Auto-Protect tab -> Select Advanced -> Under Scan files when -> Ensure "Scan when a file is accessed or modified" is selected.

Criteria: If "Scan when a file is accessed or modified" is not selected, this is a finding.

On the machine use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
32 bit:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\Storages\Filesystem\RealTimeScan
64 bit:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\Storages\Filesystem\RealTimeScan

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

Vulnerability Number

V-42678

Documentable

False

Rule Version

DTASEP014

Severity Override Guidance

GUI check: Locate the Symantec Endpoint Protection icon in the system tray. Double-click the icon to open the Symantec Endpoint Protection configuration screen. On the left hand side, select Change settings -> Under Virus and Spyware Protection -> Select Configure Settings -> Under the Auto-Protect tab -> Select Advanced -> Under Scan files when -> Ensure "Scan when a file is accessed or modified" is selected.

Criteria: If "Scan when a file is accessed or modified" is not selected, this is a finding.

On the machine use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
32 bit:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\Storages\Filesystem\RealTimeScan
64 bit:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\Storages\Filesystem\RealTimeScan

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

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

625

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