Task for security scanning kubernetes cluster & workloads hygiene
Alcide Advisor is an agentless Kubernetes audit, compliance and hygiene scanner that’s built to ensure a friciton free DevSecOps workflows. Alcide Advisor can be plugged early in the development process and before moving to production.
With Alcide Advisor, the security checks you can cover includes:
Alcide Advisor security checks are being added and updated on a regular basis.
Azure DevOps Pipeline Integration
A short video that walk you through the integration can be found here VIDEO: Azure DevOps Pipeline Integration
Use Case Examples
Hunting Misplaced Secrets, or Excessive Secret Access
The Kubernetes secret object is designed to store and manage sensitive information, such as passwords, OAuth tokens, and SSH keys. Placing this information in plain text or in the wild (such as config maps) makes it easily exposed to unauthorized users, and is a greater risk for your Kubernetes and cloud provider environments.
Alcide Advisor scans for any secrets, API keys, and passwords that may have been wrongfully misplaced in pod environment variables, as well as in config maps. In addition, it verifies the use of RBAC permissions that defines who can read secret objects.
Kubernetes Vulnerabilities Scan
While Kubernetes drastically simplifies the orchestration of your most sensitive containerized environments, it’s not bulletproof to critical security vulnerabilities that require quick detection and response.
An example of a serious vulnerability that was recently found is the privilege escalation vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2018-1002105. This vulnerability allows users, through a specially crafted request, to establish a connection through the Kubernetes API server and send arbitrary requests over the same connection directly to that backend. It was authenticated with the Kubernetes API server’s TLS credentials that were used to establish the backend connection.
The App-formation feature (requires regsitration) allows you to generate a baseline profile based on a specific cluster - subsequent scans will return only issues that deviate from the baseline. This helps DevOps to focus only on relevant issues and assets that require attention.
Alcide Advisor Kubernetes Scan which scans kubernetes cluster(s) for security & hygiene drifts.
To publish a scan report either to
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