DTAVSEL-112 - The McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 1.9.x/2.0.x On-Demand scanner must be configured to decode MIME encoded files.


Malware is often packaged within an archive. In addition, archives might 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 Tasks on a Single System.

From the list of available tasks in the 'Task Name' column, with the assistance of the ePO SA, identify the weekly On Demand scan client task.

Under the 'Task Name' column, click on the link for the designated task to review the task properties.
In the 'Advanced' tab, next to the Compressed files, select the check box for 'Decode MIME encoded files:'.

Click 'Save'.

See Also


Item Details


References: 800-53|SI-3c.1., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001241, Rule-ID|SV-77547r1_rule, STIG-ID|DTAVSEL-112, Vuln-ID|V-63057

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 0ffaf5cb8d589244ea77ce0ae4ceda24c02555e087bd2cab149288efaaf139ab