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McAfee VirusScan On Delivery Email Scanner Properties must be configured to scan email message body.

Finding ID
DTAM028
Rule ID
SV-56390r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTAM028-McAfee VirusScan scan e-mail message body
CCI
CCI-001170001668
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Email has become one of the most frequently used methods of spreading malware, through embedded HTML code and attachments. User awareness and training, warning users to not open suspicious emails or email attachments and not clicking on hyperlinks, etc. from unknown or known senders, will not fully protect from email-borne malware. Mass mailing worms are similar to an email-borne virus but is self-contained rather than infecting an existing file. Protecting from email-borne viruses and mass mailing worms by scanning email upon delivery mitigates the risk of infection via email.

Fix Text

Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start >> All Programs >> McAfee >> VirusScan Console. Under the Task column, select the On-Delivery Email Scanner Option, right-click, and select Properties. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Email message body (Setting for Outlook Scanner Only):" label. Select the "Scan email message body" option. Click OK to Save.

Check Content

Note: If an email client is not running on this system, this check can be marked as Not Applicable. Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start >> All Programs >> McAfee >> VirusScan Console. Under the Task column, select the On-Delivery Email Scanner Option, right-click, and select Properties. Under the Scan Items tab, locate the "Email message body (Setting for Outlook Scanner Only):" label. Ensure the "Scan email message body" option is selected. Criteria: If the option "Scan email message body" is selected, this is not a finding. On the client machine, use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\McAfee\ (32-bit) HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\McAfee\ (64-bit) SystemCore\VSCore\Email Scanner\Outlook\OnDelivery\DetectionOptions Criteria: If the value ScanMessageBodies is 1, this is not a finding. If the value is 0, this is a finding.

Responsibility

System Administrator