What's new in 10.6.6 release

This release contains updated kernel support, enhancements, and resolved issues.

Updated platform, environment, or operating system support

This release supports these newer kernels:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
    • 4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.x86_64
  • Ubuntu
    • Ubuntu1904 (5.0.0-29-generic)
    • Ubuntu1804 (4.15.0-64-generic)
    • Ubuntu1604 (4.4.0-164-generic)

Important: In Software Manager/Software Catalog, McAfee® Endpoint Security for Linux shows an update for 10.6. But, when you view the available packages, it shows that the McAfee Endpoint Security Kernel Modules for Linux package is up to date. The only available options for the package are Remove, Check in to a different branch, or Download. The current version is 10.6.6 and the kernel module shows up-to-date, but the latest version checked in is an older one, (10.6.5 or earlier version). Deploying the product without updating the kernel module package might cause installation failures in certain conditions. To make sure that the product uses the latest kernel module versions, follow the instructions in the McAfee Knowledge Base article KB92066.

Note: McAfee® Application Control and Change Control and McAfee MOVE Agentless Security Virtual Appliance (SVA) are not compatible with McAfee Endpoint Security for Linux 10.6.6. Fresh Installation or upgrade of McAfee Endpoint Security for Linux 10.6.6 will not be happen on machines running McAfee Application Control or Change Control and McAfee MOVE Agentless Security Virtual Appliance or both.

isecav cli is now mfecli

The isec references are now replaced with mfe in the product. This leads to a change in the package names (product and kernel modules), processes, scripts, and files and directories structure. For more information, see McAfee Knowledge Base article KB92028.

This release includes Symbolic links to the new CLI and MER of Threat Prevention and Firewall from the older locations as mentioned below:

  • /opt/isec/ens/threatprevention/bin/isecav to /opt/McAfee/ens/tp/bin/mfetpcli
  • /opt/isec/ens/threatprevention/bin/ISectTPMerTool.sh to /opt/McAfee/ens/tp/scripts/mfetp-mer.sh
  • /opt/McAfee/mfw/bin/mfw to /opt/McAfee/ens/fw/bin/mfefwcli
  • /opt/McAfee/mfw/bin/mfwMerTool.sh to /opt/ McAfee/ens/fw/scripts/mfefw-mer.sh

Important: The symbolic links are provided to support backward compatibility for previous isec references. This supports users who might have automated paths/names of the previous McAfee Endpoint Security for Linux setup. But, these symbolic links are temporary, will be removed in the future releases. McAfee recommends you to migrate all references of old paths to the equivalent new paths.