C-0074 - Containers mounting Docker socket

Containers mounting Docker socket

Framework

DevOpsBest, YAML-scanning, AllControls

Severity

Medium

Description of the the issue

Mounting Docker socket (Unix socket) enables container to access Docker internals, retrieve sensitive information and execute Docker commands, if Docker runtime is available. This control identifies PODs that attempt to mount Docker socket for accessing Docker runtime.

Related resources

CronJob, DaemonSet, Deployment, Job, Pod, ReplicaSet, StatefulSet

What does this control test

Check hostpath. If the path is set to /var/run/docker.sock or /var/lib/docker , the container has access to Docker internals - fail.

Remediation

Remove docker socket mount request or define an exception.

Example

apiVersion: v1
kind: Pod
metadata:
  name: pod-with-hostpath-mounting
spec:
  containers:
  - name: test-webserver
    image: k8s.gcr.io/test-webserver:latest
    volumeMounts:
    - mountPath: /var/local/aaa
      name: mydir
    - mountPath: /var/local/aaa/1.txt
      name: myfile
  volumes:
  - name: mydir
    hostPath:
      # Ensure the file directory is created.
      path: /var/run/docker
      type: DirectoryOrCreate
  - name: myfile
    hostPath:
      path: /var/run/docker.sock
      type: FileOrCreate


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