Running different applications on the same Kubernetes cluster creates a risk of one compromised application attacking a neighboring application. Network segmentation is important to ensure that containers can communicate only with those they are supposed to. A network policy is a specification of how selections of pods are allowed to communicate with each other and other network endpoints.
Network Policies are namespace scoped. When a network policy is introduced to a given namespace, all traffic not allowed by the policy is denied. However, if there are no network policies in a namespace all traffic will be allowed into and out of the pods in that namespace.
Check for each namespace if there is a network policy defined.
Run the below command and review the
NetworkPolicy objects created in the cluster.
kubectl --all-namespaces get networkpolicy
Ensure that each namespace defined in the cluster has at least one Network Policy.
Follow the documentation and create
NetworkPolicy objects as you need them.
Once network policies are in use within a given namespace, traffic not explicitly allowed by a network policy will be denied. As such it is important to ensure that, when introducing network policies, legitimate traffic is not blocked.
By default, network policies are not created.
Updated 21 days ago