The system must have a host-based intrusion detection tool installed.
Adding host-based intrusion detection tools can provide the capability to automatically take actions in response to malicious behavior, which can provide additional agility in reacting to network threats. These tools also often include a reporting capability to provide network awareness of system, which may not otherwise exist in an organization's systems management regime.
Per OPORD 16-0080, the preferred intrusion detection system is McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) in conjunction with SELinux. McAfee Endpoint Security for Linux (ENSL) is an approved alternative to McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise (VSE) and HIPS.
Procedure: Examine the system to see if the Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) is installed:
# rpm -qa | grep MFEhiplsm
Verify that the McAfee HIPS module is active on the system:
# ps -ef | grep -i “hipclient”
If the MFEhiplsm package is not installed, check for another intrusion detection system:
# find / -name
Where is the name of the primary application daemon to determine if the application is loaded on the system.
Determine if the application is active on the system:
# ps -ef | grep -i
If the MFEhiplsm package is not installed and an alternate host-based intrusion detection application has not been documented for use, this is a finding.
If no host-based intrusion detection system is installed and running on the system, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-19514r462407_fix)
Install and enable the latest McAfee HIPS package or McAfee ENSL.