CIS-1.1.8 - Ensure that the etcd pod specification file ownership is set to root:root

Ensure that the etcd pod specification file ownership is set to root:root

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Framework

CIS

Severity

Medium

Description of the the issue

The etcd pod specification file /etc/kubernetes/manifests/etcd.yaml controls various parameters that set the behavior of the etcd service in the master node. etcd is a highly-available key-value store which Kubernetes uses for persistent storage of all of its REST API object. You should set its file ownership to maintain the integrity of the file. The file should be owned by root:root.

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What does this control test

Ensure that the /etc/kubernetes/manifests/etcd.yaml file ownership is set to root:root.

How to check it manually

Run the below command (based on the file location on your system) on the Control Plane node. For example,

stat -c %U:%G /etc/kubernetes/manifests/etcd.yaml

Verify that the ownership is set to root:root.

Remediation

Run the below command (based on the file location on your system) on the Control Plane node. For example,

chown root:root /etc/kubernetes/manifests/etcd.yaml

Impact Statement

None

Default Value

By default, /etc/kubernetes/manifests/etcd.yaml file ownership is set to root:root.

Example

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