STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 Managed Client Antivirus Version: 1 Release: 4 Benchmark Date: 24 Jul 2015: The Symantec Endpoint Protection client weekly scheduled scan must be configured to scan all file types or to scan excluded files option must be documented with, and approved by, IAO/IAM.

DISA Rule

SV-55419r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-42691

Group Title

DTASEP045

Rule Version

DTASEP045

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

From the Symantec Endpoint Protection Management Server, Symantec Endpoint Protection Management Console: Select Policies -> Double-click the applied policy -> Under Windows Settings, Scheduled Scans -> Select Administrator-Defined Scans -> Double-click the Weekly Scan -> Under the Scan Details tab, Scanning -> Select "Scan all files", or If "Scan Only Selected Extensions:" is selected -> Select Extensions -> Ensure any selected extensions are documented with, and approved by, the IAO/IAM.

Check Contents

Server check: From the Symantec Endpoint Protection Management Server, Symantec Endpoint Protection Management Console: Select Policies -> Double-click the applied policy -> Under Windows Settings, Scheduled Scans -> Select Administrator-Defined Scans -> Double-click the Weekly Scan -> Under the Scan Details tab, Scanning -> Ensure "Scan all files" is selected, or If "Scan Only Selected Extensions:" is selected -> Select Extensions -> Ensure any selected extensions are documented and approved by the IAO/IAM.

Criteria: If "Scan all files" is not selected, or If "Scan Only Selected Extensions" is selected and the extensions are not documented with, and approved by, the IAO/IAM, this is a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
32 bit:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\Scheduler\{SID}\Custom Tasks\{Scan ID}
64 bit:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\Scheduler\{SID}\Custom Tasks\{Scan ID}

Criteria: If the value of FileType is not 1, or If the value of "ExcludeByExtension", "HaveExceptionDirs", "HaveExceptionFiles" are 1, and the IAO/IAM has approved the use of exclusions, this is not a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-42691

Documentable

False

Rule Version

DTASEP045

Severity Override Guidance

Server check: From the Symantec Endpoint Protection Management Server, Symantec Endpoint Protection Management Console: Select Policies -> Double-click the applied policy -> Under Windows Settings, Scheduled Scans -> Select Administrator-Defined Scans -> Double-click the Weekly Scan -> Under the Scan Details tab, Scanning -> Ensure "Scan all files" is selected, or If "Scan Only Selected Extensions:" is selected -> Select Extensions -> Ensure any selected extensions are documented and approved by the IAO/IAM.

Criteria: If "Scan all files" is not selected, or If "Scan Only Selected Extensions" is selected and the extensions are not documented with, and approved by, the IAO/IAM, this is a finding.

On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
32 bit:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\Scheduler\{SID}\Custom Tasks\{Scan ID}
64 bit:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\Scheduler\{SID}\Custom Tasks\{Scan ID}

Criteria: If the value of FileType is not 1, or If the value of "ExcludeByExtension", "HaveExceptionDirs", "HaveExceptionFiles" are 1, and the IAO/IAM has approved the use of exclusions, this is not a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2566

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