STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: McAfee VirusScan 8.8 Local Client STIG Version: 5 Release: 16 Benchmark Date: 27 Jul 2018: McAfee VirusScan On-Access Scanner All Processes settings must be configured to find unknown macro viruses.

DISA Rule

SV-56432r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-14627

Group Title

DTAM105-McAfee VirusScan heuristics macro level

Rule Version

DTAM105

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console.
Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Select the "Find unknown macro threats" option.

Click OK to Save.

Check Contents

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console
On the menu bar, click Task->On-Access Scanner Properties.
Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Ensure the "Find unknown macro threats" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Find unknown macro threats" 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\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration\Default

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

Vulnerability Number

V-14627

Documentable

False

Rule Version

DTAM105

Severity Override Guidance

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start->All Programs->McAfee->VirusScan Console
On the menu bar, click Task->On-Access Scanner Properties.
Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Heuristics:" label. Ensure the "Find unknown macro threats" option is selected.

Criteria: If the "Find unknown macro threats" 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\On Access Scanner\McShield\Configuration\Default

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

Check Content Reference

M

Responsibility

Information Assurance Officer

Target Key

605

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