The Kubernetes Controller Manager must use TLS 1.2, at a minimum, to protect the confidentiality of sensitive data during electronic dissemination. (Cat II impact)
The Kubernetes Controller Manager will prohibit the use of SSL and unauthorized versions of TLS protocols to properly secure communication. The use of unsupported protocol exposes vulnerabilities to the Kubernetes by rogue traffic interceptions, man-in-the-middle attacks, and impersonation of users or services from the container platform runtime, registry, and key store. To enable the minimum version of TLS to be used by the Kubernetes Controller Manager, the setting "tls-min-version" must be set.
Change to the /etc/kubernetes/manifests/ directory on the Kubernetes Master Node. Run the command: grep -i tls-min-version * If the setting "tls-min-version" is not configured in the Kubernetes Controller Manager manifest file or it is set to "VersionTLS10" or "VersionTLS11", this is a finding.
Edit the Kubernetes Controller Manager manifest file in the /etc/kubernetes/manifests directory on the Kubernetes Master Node. Set the value of "--tls-min-version" to "VersionTLS12" or higher.
The information system implements cryptographic mechanisms to protect the confidentiality of remote access sessions.
Protection Of Confidentiality / Integrity Using Encryption