DTAVSEL-105 - The McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 1.9.x/2.0.x On-Demand scanner must be configured to scan all file types.


When scanning for malware, excluding specific file types will increase the risk of a malware-infected file going undetected. By configuring anti-virus software to scan all file types, the scanner has a higher success rate at detecting and eradicating malware.


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', 'Extension Based Scanning', select the 'Scan all files' check box, click 'Next', and then click 'Finish'.

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References: 800-53|SI-3c.1., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001241, Rule-ID|SV-77609r1_rule, STIG-ID|DTAVSEL-105, Vuln-ID|V-63119

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