DTAVSEL-004 - The McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 1.9.x/2.0.x On-Access scanner must be configured to decompress archives when scanning.


Malware is often packaged within an archive. In addition, archives may have other archives within. Not scanning archive files introduces the risk of infected files being introduced into the environment.


From the ePO server console System Tree, select 'My Organization'. Select the 'Systems' tab. To show all systems in the System Tree, select 'This Group and All Subgroups' from the 'Preset:' drop-down list.

From the list of systems, locate the asset representing the Linux system being reviewed. Click on the system to open the System Information page.

Click on Actions >> Agent >> Modify Policies on a Single System.

From the 'Product:' drop-down list, select 'VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 1.9.x/2.0.x'.

From the 'Policy' column, click on the policy for the 'On-Access Scanning Policy'.

In the 'Advanced' tab, next to the 'Compressed files', select the check box for 'Scan inside multiple-file archives (e.g., .ZIP)'.

Click 'Save'.

See Also


Item Details


References: 800-53|SI-3c.2., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001243, Rule-ID|SV-77491r1_rule, STIG-ID|DTAVSEL-004, Vuln-ID|V-63001

Plugin: Unix

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