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Need Suggestion for disabling access protection on Linux servers in McAfee ENS Threat Protection

Hello fellow community members,

We have observed multiple access protection threat events being raised which pretty much seems false positive. The Threat name appears to be "IDS_AP_RULE_PREVENT_CREATE_DELETE_RENAME_HARDLINK_STARTUPFILES_LINUX". Whats happening is a process namely ossec-syscheckd(in this particular case), or any other process   is trying to access a startup/configuration file, as a result one of the default rule about start-up file is being triggered and an incident is generated.

 Can we disable the it , How much is a risk in disabling those default  access protection rules  on Linux servers, if there is at all?


Thanks in advance

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Re: Need Suggestion for disabling access protection on Linux servers in McAfee ENS Threat Protecti

Thank you for contacting McAfee Community. 

As per my understanding, this looks like the default access protection rule for Linux is enabled and will be set to report. 

Refer to the Screenshot attached from my Test ePO. 

Rather than completely disabling the Access protection, you can add exclusions for the file if you believe they are genuine. Or you can disable to rule and test if needed. 

Kindly give Kudos if I answered your query. 

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