The Kubernetes Kubelet must have the "readOnlyPort" flag disabled. (Cat I impact)
Kubelet serves a small REST API with read access to port 10255. The read-only port for Kubernetes provides no authentication or authorization security control. Providing unrestricted access on port 10255 exposes Kubernetes pods and containers to malicious attacks or compromise. Port 10255 is deprecated and should be disabled.
On each Control Plane and Worker Node, run the command: ps -ef | grep kubelet If the "--read-only-port" option exists, this is a finding. Note the path to the config file (identified by --config). Run the command: grep -i readOnlyPort <path_to_config_file> If the setting "readOnlyPort" exists and is not set to "0", this is a finding.
On each Control Plane and Worker Node, run the command: ps -ef | grep kubelet Remove the "--read-only-port" option if present. Note the path to the config file (identified by --config). Edit the config file: Set "readOnlyPort" to "0" or remove the setting. Restart the kubelet service using the following command: systemctl daemon-reload && systemctl restart kubelet
Rule ID: SV-242387r918149_rule
Vulnerability ID: V-242387
Group Title: SRG-APP-000033-CTR-000095
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