STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: McAfee VirusScan 8.8 Local Client STIG Version: 5 Release: 16 Benchmark Date: 27 Jul 2018: McAfee VirusScan On-Demand scan must be configured to scan all fixed, or local, disks and running processes.

DISA Rule

SV-56396r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-6599

Group Title

DTAM045-McAfee VirusScan fixed disk and processes

Rule Version

DTAM045

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
In the console window, under Task, with the assistance of the System Administrator, identify the weekly on-demand client scan task.
Right-click the Task and select Properties.

Under the Scan Locations tab, in the box under the "Specify where scanning takes place." label, click the "Add" button and add "All fixed drives" or "All local drives" and "Running processes" options from the drop-down selection.

Click OK to save.

Check Contents

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
In the console window, under Task, with the assistance of the System Administrator, identify the weekly on-demand client scan task.
Right-click the Task and select Properties.

Under the Scan Locations tab, in the box under the "Specify where scanning takes place." label, ensure both "All fixed drives" or "All local drives" and "Running processes" options are included.

Criteria: If "All fixed drives" or "All local drives" and "Running processes" are displayed in the configuration for the daily or weekly On Demand Scan, 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)
DesktopProtection\Tasks

Under the DesktopProtection\Tasks, with the assistance of the System Administrator, review each GUID key's szTaskName to find the GUID key associated with the weekly on-demand client scan task.

Criteria: If, under the applicable GUID key, there exists a szScanItem with a REG_SZ value of "FixedDrives" or "LocalDrives" and a szScanItem with a REG_SZ value of "SpecialMemory", this is not a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-6599

Documentable

False

Rule Version

DTAM045

Severity Override Guidance

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
In the console window, under Task, with the assistance of the System Administrator, identify the weekly on-demand client scan task.
Right-click the Task and select Properties.

Under the Scan Locations tab, in the box under the "Specify where scanning takes place." label, ensure both "All fixed drives" or "All local drives" and "Running processes" options are included.

Criteria: If "All fixed drives" or "All local drives" and "Running processes" are displayed in the configuration for the daily or weekly On Demand Scan, 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)
DesktopProtection\Tasks

Under the DesktopProtection\Tasks, with the assistance of the System Administrator, review each GUID key's szTaskName to find the GUID key associated with the weekly on-demand client scan task.

Criteria: If, under the applicable GUID key, there exists a szScanItem with a REG_SZ value of "FixedDrives" or "LocalDrives" and a szScanItem with a REG_SZ value of "SpecialMemory", this is not a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Responsibility

System Administrator

Target Key

605

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