DoD STIGs – V-32581


Title: Applications providing malicious code protection must support organizational requirements to update malicious code protection mechanisms (including signature definitions) whenever new releases are available in accordance with organizational configuration.

Vulnerability ID: V-32581


IA Controls: None

Severity: medium

Description: Malicious code protection mechanisms include, but are not limited to, anti-virus and malware detection software. In order to minimize potential negative impact to the organization caused by malicious code, it is imperative that malicious code is identified and eradicated.

Malicious code includes viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and Spyware.

This requirement is specific to applications providing malicious code protection. This requirement is NA for databases.

Check Text: This check is NA for databases.

Fix Text: This fix is NA for databases.


Interpreting V-32581:

As noted, this does not apply to SQL Server databases.

Do be sure that any software that performs checks for malicious code (Anti-virus, etc) exclude the default file types for SQL Server as they can cause MAJOR performance issues.

The file extensions that are recommended to exclude are: MDF, LDF, NDF, BAK and TRN.

For improved security , be sure to only exclude these files in the directories setup and used by SQL Server.

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