CB Defense: Verify the Latest Local Scanner Signature Version

CB Defense: Verify the Latest Local Scanner Signature Version

Environment

This article doesn't apply to CB Defense Mac or Linux Sensor (any version) as it doesn't include the local scanner component.
For a more permanent solution, work is underway to display VDF date natively in the product UI; This will be enabled by a future backend update.

  • CB Defense PSC Console: All Versions
  • CB Defense Sensor: 2.0.1.x and higher
  • Microsoft Windows: All Supported Versions

Objective

This document describes different options to verify how recent the Local Scanner Signature Version is on an endpoint with CB Defense sensor installed.

Resolution

From the Web Console

  1. Go to the Sensor Management page
  2. Search for the device in question
  3. Expand the details by clicking on the chevron to the left of the Device Name header
  4. Look at the Scan Engine information and copy the number string after vdf
    Scan Engine: 4.5.2.234-ave.8.3.46.6:avpack.8.4.2.70:vdf.8.14.20.54 ==> Copy 8.14.20.54
  5. Use the method described in CB Defense: How To Determine Latest VDF Version and Date to check version and date history within last 90 days

 

From the Device/Sensor

  1. Open the Command Prompt(cmd.exe)
  2. Run the following to display the information in the command prompt
    For Local Scanners prior to 7/10/2018
    type "c:\Program Files\Confer\scanner\upd.log" | find "\aevdf.dat" | find "<"
    
    For Local Scanners since 7/10/2018
    type "c:\Program Files\Confer\scanner\upd.log" | find "\aevdf.dat" | find "!="
  3. Look at the last entry and copy the number string to the right of the "<" or "!="
    2017/08/03 16:01:50     Callback: C:\Program Files\Confer\scanner\Data_0\aevdf.dat 8.14.21.28 < 8.14.20.54==> Copy 8.14.20.54
    
    2018/07/25 04:31:22     Callback: C:\Program Files\Confer\scanner\Data_0\aevdf.dat 8.15.1.244 != 8.15.1.246 ==> Copy 8.15.1.246
  4. Use the method described in CB Defense: How To Determine Latest VDF Version and Date to check version and date history within last 90 days

Additional Notes

The URL formerly included in this article is no longer available.

The VDF version can not be found in 'Programs and features' (or o/s equivalent) in the contol panel, thi sjust shows the base AV engine installed.

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