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 option to Scan for Security Risks must be enabled.

DISA Rule

SV-55411r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-42683

Group Title

DTASEP019

Rule Version

DTASEP019

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, under Options -> Select "Scan for security risks".

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, under Options -> Ensure "Scan for security risks" is selected.

Criteria: If "Scan for security risks" 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 RespondToThreats is not 3, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-42683

Documentable

False

Rule Version

DTASEP019

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, under Options -> Ensure "Scan for security risks" is selected.

Criteria: If "Scan for security risks" 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 RespondToThreats is not 3, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

625

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