Guide to the Secure Configuration of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux

This guide presents a catalog of security-relevant configuration settings for McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux. It is a rendering of content structured in the eXtensible Configuration Checklist Description Format (XCCDF) in order to support security automation. The SCAP content is is available in the scap-security-guide package which is developed at https://www.open-scap.org/security-policies/scap-security-guide.

Providing system administrators with such guidance informs them how to securely configure systems under their control in a variety of network roles. Policy makers and baseline creators can use this catalog of settings, with its associated references to higher-level security control catalogs, in order to assist them in security baseline creation. This guide is a catalog, not a checklist, and satisfaction of every item is not likely to be possible or sensible in many operational scenarios. However, the XCCDF format enables granular selection and adjustment of settings, and their association with OVAL and OCIL content provides an automated checking capability. Transformations of this document, and its associated automated checking content, are capable of providing baselines that meet a diverse set of policy objectives. Some example XCCDF Profiles, which are selections of items that form checklists and can be used as baselines, are available with this guide. They can be processed, in an automated fashion, with tools that support the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). The DISA STIG for McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux, which provides required settings for US Department of Defense systems, is one example of a baseline created from this guidance.
Do not attempt to implement any of the settings in this guide without first testing them in a non-operational environment. The creators of this guidance assume no responsibility whatsoever for its use by other parties, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability, or any other characteristic.

Profile Information

Profile ID(default)

CPE Platforms

  • cpe:/a:mcafee:virusscan_enterprise_for_linux:1.9
  • cpe:/a:mcafee:virusscan_enterprise_for_linux:2.0

Revision History

Current version: 0.1.55

  • draft (as of 2021-03-19)

Table of Contents

  1. Remediation functions used by the SCAP Security Guide Project
  2. McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux (VSEL)
    1. On Access VSEL Settings
    2. General VSEL Settings
    3. On Demand VSEL Settings

Checklist

Group   Guide to the Secure Configuration of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux
Group   Remediation functions used by the SCAP Security Guide Project
[ref]   XCCDF form of the various remediation functions as used by remediation scripts from the SCAP Security Guide Project.
Group   McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux (VSEL)
[ref]   The McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux software provides a realtime virus scanner for Linux systems.
Group   On Access VSEL Settings
[ref]   This section defines the settings required for on access scans.
Group   General VSEL Settings
[ref]   To support a secured and compliant configuration, a number of settings need to be modified from their default configuration and locked so that they are prevented from being changed.
Group   On Demand VSEL Settings
[ref]   This section defines the settings required for on demand scans.
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