STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: McAfee VirusScan 8.8 Local Client STIG Version: 5 Release: 16 Benchmark Date: 27 Jul 2018: McAfee VirusScan On-Delivery Email Scanner must be configured to find unknown program threats and trojans.

DISA Rule

SV-56386r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-6587

Group Title

DTAM022-McAfee VirusScan find unknown programs

Rule Version

DTAM022

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start >> All Programs >> McAfee >> VirusScan Console.
Under the Task column, select the On-Delivery Email Scanner Option, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Select the "Find unknown program threats and trojans" option.

Click OK to Save.

Check Contents

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start >> All Programs >> McAfee >> VirusScan Console.
Under the Task column, select the On-Delivery Email Scanner Option, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Ensure the "Find unknown program threats and trojans" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Find unknown program threats and trojans" option is selected, this is not 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\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\DetectionOptions

Criteria: If the value dwProgramHeuristicsLevel is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-6587

Documentable

False

Rule Version

DTAM022

Severity Override Guidance

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable.

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start >> All Programs >> McAfee >> VirusScan Console.
Under the Task column, select the On-Delivery Email Scanner Option, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Ensure the "Find unknown program threats and trojans" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Find unknown program threats and trojans" option is selected, this is not 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\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\DetectionOptions

Criteria: If the value dwProgramHeuristicsLevel is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Responsibility

System Administrator

Target Key

605

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