Up to Scan Engine (SSE) 5.2.8, the login and password for the internal LiveUpdate FTP server are encrypted right after the initial Java LiveUpdate (JLU) execution; however, from SSE5.2.10 and onward, they are no longer encrypted.
This is by-design.
Scan Engine 5.2.10 and onward uses its own liveupdate.conf separate from the JLU's. liveupdate.conf will be encrypted only if the file is JLU's.
hosts/0/login=<plain text strings> hosts/0/password=<plain text strings>
liveupdate.conf can be encrypted if manually executed with "-r" option.
Log in the SSE/SPE host as root / Administrator and stop the service.
Copy the contents from the FROM to TO if FROM contains only cacheMode, downloadChacneSize, maxPackageContentSize and maxPackageSize:
UNIX (Solaris and Linux): FROM /etc/liveupdate.conf TO /opt/SYMCScan/bin/liveupadate.conf
Windows (32-bit) FROM C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Java LiveUpdate\liveupdate.conf TO C:\Program Files\Symantec\Scan Engine\liveupdate.conf
Windows (64-bit) FROM C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Java LiveUpdate\liveupdate.conf TO C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Scan Engine\liveupdate.conf
Note: If you are going to use Symantec's public LiveUpdate servers, the following steps are not necessary.
Add the following hosts/<number>/ lines which refer to your internal LiveUpdate server. Here the <number> should be identical: hosts/<number>/url=ftp://<your internal FTP server's URL> hosts/<number>/login:<your FTP user login id in plain text> hosts/<number>/password:<your FTP server login password in plain text>
As root / Administrator on the terminal / command prompt, execute the following command:
Open the resulting liveupdate.conf under the SSE/SPE install root and see if the login and the password line are both encrypted such as follows: hosts/<number>/url=ftp://<your internal FTP server's URL> hosts/2/login:ENC=<encrypted strings> hosts/2/mode=passive hosts/2/password:ENC=<encrypted strings>
Start SSE / SPE service.
Symantec Scan Engine 5.2.10 and greater
Protection Engine 7.0.0 and greater
[Enhancement Request]: Encrypt the login/password information in liveupdate.conf if executed with -c option
Imported Document ID: TECH205382
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