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 Outlook Auto-Protect actions must be explicitly configured at the top, Security Risks, level and not be overridden by the Security Assessment Tool sub-level.

DISA Rule

SV-55548r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-42820

Group Title

DTASEP087

Rule Version

DTASEP087

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 Outlook Auto-Protect tab -> Select the Actions tab -> Under Security Risks -> Select Security Assessment Tool -> Ensure "Override actions configured for Security Risks" is NOT selected.

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 Outlook Auto-Protect tab -> Select the Actions tab -> Under Security Risks -> Select Security Assessment Tool -> Ensure "Override actions configured for Security Risks" is NOT selected.

Criteria: If "Override actions configured for Security Risks" is 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\MicrosoftExchangeClient\RealTimeScan\Expanded

Criteria: If the value of FirstAction is not 3, this is a finding.
If the value of FirstAction is 3, then check A. A must be compliant for the check to be not a finding.
A - If the value of OverrideDefaultActions within HKLM\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\Storages\MicrosoftExchangeClient\RealTimeScan\Expanded\TCID-13 is 0 or the value is not there, this is not a finding.

64 bit:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\Storages\MicrosoftExchangeClient\RealTimeScan\Expanded

Criteria: If the value of FirstAction is not 3, this is a finding.
If the value of FirstAction is 3, then check A. A must be compliant for the check to be not a finding.
A - If the value of OverrideDefaultActions within HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\Storages\MicrosoftExchangeClient\RealTimeScan\Expanded\TCID-13 is 0 or the value is not there, this is not a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-42820

Documentable

False

Rule Version

DTASEP087

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 Outlook Auto-Protect tab -> Select the Actions tab -> Under Security Risks -> Select Security Assessment Tool -> Ensure "Override actions configured for Security Risks" is NOT selected.

Criteria: If "Override actions configured for Security Risks" is 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\MicrosoftExchangeClient\RealTimeScan\Expanded

Criteria: If the value of FirstAction is not 3, this is a finding.
If the value of FirstAction is 3, then check A. A must be compliant for the check to be not a finding.
A - If the value of OverrideDefaultActions within HKLM\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\Storages\MicrosoftExchangeClient\RealTimeScan\Expanded\TCID-13 is 0 or the value is not there, this is not a finding.

64 bit:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\Storages\MicrosoftExchangeClient\RealTimeScan\Expanded

Criteria: If the value of FirstAction is not 3, this is a finding.
If the value of FirstAction is 3, then check A. A must be compliant for the check to be not a finding.
A - If the value of OverrideDefaultActions within HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\AV\Storages\MicrosoftExchangeClient\RealTimeScan\Expanded\TCID-13 is 0 or the value is not there, this is not a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

625

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