DTAVSEL-006 - The McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 1.9.x/2.0.x On-Access scanner must be configured to find unknown macro viruses.


Interpreted viruses are executed by an application. Within this subcategory, macro viruses take advantage of the capabilities of applications' macro programming language to infect application documents and document templates, while scripting viruses infect scripts that are understood by scripting languages processed by services on the OS. Many attackers use toolkits containing several different types of utilities and scripts that can be used to probe and attack hosts. Scanning for unknown macro viruses will mitigate zero-day attacks.


From a desktop browser window, connect to the McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux (VSEL) Monitor (WEB interface) of the Linux system being reviewed and logon with the nails user account.

In the VSEL WEB Monitor, under 'Configure', select 'On-Access Settings'.
Under 'Anti-virus Scanning Options', select the 'Find unknown macro viruses' check box.

Click 'Apply'.

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References: 800-53|SI-3c.2., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001243, Rule-ID|SV-77571r1_rule, STIG-ID|DTAVSEL-006, Vuln-ID|V-63081

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