DTAVSEL-002 - The McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 1.9.x/2.0.x must be configured to receive automatic updates.


Anti-virus signature files are updated almost daily by anti-virus software vendors. These files are made available to anti-virus clients as they are published. Keeping virus signature files as current as possible is vital to the security of any system. The anti-virus software product must be configured to receive those updates automatically in order to afford the expected protection.


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 Tasks on a Single System.
On the Client Tasks page, click on Actions >> New Client Task Assignment.
On the Client Task Assignment Builder page, under the 'Product' section, select 'McAfee Agent'.
Under the 'Task Type' section, select 'Product Update'.
Under the 'Task Name' section, click on 'Create New Task'.
Type a unique name for the 'Task Name'.
For 'Package selection:', select the 'All packages' radio button.
Click 'Save'.


Select the 'Selected packages' radio button.
For the 'Package types:' section, select the 'DAT' check box and the 'Linux Engine' check box under the 'Signatures and engines:' section.
Click 'Save'.
On the Client Task Assignment Builder, under the 'Task Name' section, select the task just created.
Click on 'Next' to schedule the task.
For 'Schedule status:', select the radio button for 'Enabled'.
For 'Schedule type:', choose 'Daily'.
Schedule the 'Effective period:', 'Start time:' and other options according to best practices.
Click Next to view Summary.
Click 'Save'.

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Item Details


References: 800-53|SI-3b., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001240, Rule-ID|SV-77487r1_rule, STIG-ID|DTAVSEL-002, Vuln-ID|V-62997

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