DTAM055 - McAfee VirusScan On-Demand scan must be configured to find unknown macro threats.


Interpreted viruses are executed by an application. Within this subcategory, macro viruses take advantage of the capabilities of applications' macro programming language to infect application documents and document templates, while scripting viruses infect scripts that are understood by scripting languages processed by services on the OS. Many attackers use toolkits containing several different types of utilities and script that can be used to probe and attack hosts. Scanning for unknown macro viruses will mitigate zero day attacks.


From the ePO server console System Tree, select the Systems tab, select the asset to be checked, select Actions, select Agent, and select 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 client scan task. In the same row as the client scan task under review, under the Task Type column, ensure it is an 'On Demand scan' and in the Status column, ensure that the status is 'Enabled'. In the Task Name column, select the weekly on demand task. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the 'Heuristics:' label. Select the 'Find unknown macro threats' option. Select Save.

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References: 800-53|SI-3c.1., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001241, Rule-ID|SV-216919r397867_rule, STIG-ID|DTAM055, STIG-Legacy|SV-55201, STIG-Legacy|V-6615, Vuln-ID|V-216919

Plugin: Windows

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