DTAVSEL-107 - The McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 1.9.x/2.0.x On-Demand scanner must be configured to Move infected files to the quarantine directory if first action fails when a virus or Trojan is detected.


Malware may have infected a file that is necessary to the user. By configuring the anti-virus software to first attempt cleaning the infected file, availability to the file is not sacrificed. If a cleaning attempt is not successful, however, deleting the file is the only safe option to ensure the malware is not introduced onto the system or network.


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, review tasks under 'View', 'Scheduled Tasks'.
With the System Administrator's assistance, determine which task is intended as the regularly scheduled scan task.
Click on the task, and then click 'Modify'.
Under '2. What to Scan', click 'Next'.
Under '3. Choose Scan Settings', Anti-virus Actions', select 'Quarantine' from the second dropdown list 'Actions for Viruses and Trojans' if first action fails, click 'Next', and then click 'Finish'.

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References: 800-53|SI-3c.1., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001241, Rule-ID|SV-77613r1_rule, STIG-ID|DTAVSEL-107, Vuln-ID|V-63123

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