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Old 11-10-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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Outdated McAfee DATs on Red Hat Linux Machines


I've taken over for a sys admin who has been gone for a few months.

I've started to update the McAfee anti-virus, however I'm wondering if there is a command to see/view the version/date of the McAfee DAT file?

I'm guessing that its going to be a few months old, will there be a problem with updating such an older file with a newer file. Or am I'm overthinking this and just approach like a Windows user would and just click update?

Also, can anyone recommend any McAfee CLIs?

I found this website

http://www.asti-usa.com/support/appnotes/73.html

And under /etc/init.d/cma I can run the normal start/stop/status commands along with the MAN page.

thanks
 
Old 11-10-2014, 12:33 PM   #2
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clicking "update" has always been a painless affair.
 
Old 11-10-2014, 12:56 PM   #3
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Painless for those that run KDE/Gnome or whatever GUI.

However this is all CLI.
 
Old 11-10-2014, 01:04 PM   #4
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Yeah, "Pointy Clicky" types, go figure

DAT version:
Code:
/opt/NAI/LinuxShield/bin/nails --version
Getting new DAT files: https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/inde...ent&id=KB57736

Hope that helps.
 
Old 11-10-2014, 01:48 PM   #5
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Ya, my McAfee doesn't fall under that path. Mine looks like this:

/opt/McAfee


Under /etc/init.d/ I have the service cma.

Is there another place where to check the date on dat file?
 
Old 11-20-2014, 01:19 PM   #6
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I've updated my .dat files on my Linux servers.

You can run the following command to confirm the date/time stamp of the .dat file

Code:
[username@machine ~]$ sudo uvscan --version
[sudo] password for user:
McAfee VirusScan Command Line for Linux32 Version: 6.0.0.309
Copyright (C) 2009 McAfee, Inc.
(408) 988-3832 LICENSED COPY - April 12 2010

AV Engine version: 5400.1158 for Linux32.
Dat set version: 7626 created Nov 18 2014
Scanning for 670576 viruses, trojans and variants.
Under Red Hat Linux 5.x/6.x you can also look under /usr/local/uvscan and see where the .dat files live.
 
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The service "cma" is the McAfee agent for communication with the ePO server. The /opt/NAI/ is the path for the LinuxShield product.
 
  


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