STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Palo Alto Networks IDPS Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 4 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: The Palo Alto Networks security platform must install updates for application software files, signature definitions, detection heuristics, and vendor-provided rules when new releases are available in accordance with organizational configuration management policy and procedures.

DISA Rule

SV-77149r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-62659

Group Title

SRG-NET-000246-IDPS-00205

Rule Version

PANW-IP-000024

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Go to Device >> Dynamic Updates
Select "Check Now" at the bottom of the page to retrieve the latest signatures.
To schedule automatic signature updates.
Note: the steps provided below do not account for local change management policies.

Go to Device >> Dynamic Updates
Select the text to the right of "Schedule".
In the "Applications and Threat Updates Schedule" window; complete the required information.
In the "Recurrence" field, select "Daily".
In the "Time" field, enter the time at which you want the device to check for updates.
For the "Action", select "Download and Install".
Select "OK".
Commit changes by selecting "Commit" in the upper-right corner of the screen. Select "OK" when the confirmation dialog appears.

If manual updates are used, an Administrator must obtain updates from the Palo Alto Networks support site and upload them from a workstation or server to the Palo Alto Networks security platform.
Go to Device >> Dynamic Updates
Select "Upload" (at the bottom of the pane).
In the "Select Package Type for the Upload" window in the "Package Type" field, select "anti-virus".
Browse to and select the appropriate file.
Select "OK".

Select "Install From File" (at the bottom of the pane).
In the "Select Package Type for Installation" window, select "antivirus".
Select "OK".

In the "Install Application and Threats From File" window, select the previously uploaded file.
Select "OK".

Check Contents

Since some networks cannot connect to the vendor site for automatic updates, a manual process can be used.

To verify that the Palo Alto Networks security platform is using the current Applications and Threats database should be checked by viewing the Dashboard and the version and date compared to the latest release.
Go to Dashboard; in the General Information pane, view the Threat Version and Antivirus Version. If they are not the most current version as listed on the Palo Alto Networks support site, this is a finding.

The following check applies if the network is authorized to connect to the Vendor site for automatic updates.
To verify that automatic updates are configured,
Go to Device >> Dynamic Updates
If no entries for "Applications and Threats" are present, this is a finding.
If the "Applications and Threats" entry states "Download Only", this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-62659

Documentable

False

Rule Version

PANW-IP-000024

Severity Override Guidance

Since some networks cannot connect to the vendor site for automatic updates, a manual process can be used.

To verify that the Palo Alto Networks security platform is using the current Applications and Threats database should be checked by viewing the Dashboard and the version and date compared to the latest release.
Go to Dashboard; in the General Information pane, view the Threat Version and Antivirus Version. If they are not the most current version as listed on the Palo Alto Networks support site, this is a finding.

The following check applies if the network is authorized to connect to the Vendor site for automatic updates.
To verify that automatic updates are configured,
Go to Device >> Dynamic Updates
If no entries for "Applications and Threats" are present, this is a finding.
If the "Applications and Threats" entry states "Download Only", this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2813

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