DTAVSEL-108 - The McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux 1.9.x/2.0.x On-Demand scanner must only be configured with exclusions which are documented and approved by the ISSO/ISSM/AO.


When scanning for malware, excluding specific files will increase the risk of a malware-infected file going undetected. By configuring anti-virus software without any exclusions, the scanner has a higher success rate at detecting and eradicating malware.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


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.

If a task does not exist for the regularly scheduled weekly scan, create a New Client Task to run an On Demand scan at least weekly.

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.

For the designated weekly On Demand scan client task, verify the 'Task Type' is listed as 'On Demand Scan'.
Under the 'Task Name' column, click on the link for the designated task to review the task properties.
In the 'Detection' tab, next to 'What not to scan:', remove any entries from the 'What not to scan:' section for which there has not been ISSO/ISSM approval.

Click 'Save'.

See Also


Item Details


References: 800-53|SI-3c.1., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001241, Rule-ID|SV-77539r2_rule, STIG-ID|DTAVSEL-108, Vuln-ID|V-63049

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 076cffc49d95695880909740d233f8dd147def7b88126a292e3fd91934340556