F5BI-AS-000119 - The BIG-IP ASM module must be configured to automatically update malicious code protection mechanisms when providing content filtering to virtual servers.


The malicious software detection functionality on network elements needs to be constantly updated in order to identify new threats as they are discovered.

All malicious software detection functions must come with an update mechanism that automatically updates the application and any associated signature definitions. The organization (including any contractor to the organization) is required to promptly install security-relevant malicious code protection updates. Examples of relevant updates include anti-virus signatures, detection heuristic rule sets, and/or file reputation data employed to identify and/or block malicious software from executing.

Malicious code includes viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and Spyware.

This requirement is limited to ALGs, web content filters, and packet inspection firewalls that perform malicious code detection as part of their functionality.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


If the BIG-IP Core performs content filtering as part of the traffic management functionality, configure the BIG-IP ASM module to update malicious code protection mechanisms whenever new releases are available in accordance with organizational configuration management policies and procedures.

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References: 800-53|SI-3(2), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001247, Rule-ID|SV-74503r1_rule, STIG-ID|F5BI-AS-000119, Vuln-ID|V-60073

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