Kubernetes API Server must generate audit records that identify what type of event has occurred, identify the source of the event, contain the event results, identify any users, and identify any containers associated with the event. (Cat II impact)
Within Kubernetes, audit data for all components is generated by the API server. This audit data is important when there are issues, to include security incidents that must be investigated. To make the audit data worthwhile for the investigation of events, it is necessary to have the appropriate and required data logged. To fully understand the event, it is important to identify any users associated with the event. The API server policy file allows for the following levels of auditing: None - Do not log events that match the rule. Metadata - Log request metadata (requesting user, timestamp, resource, verb, etc.) but not request or response body. Request - Log event metadata and request body but not response body. RequestResponse - Log event metadata, request, and response bodies. Satisfies: SRGID:SRG-APP-000092-CTR-000165, SRG-APP-000026-CTR-000070, SRG-APP-000027-CTR-000075, SRG-APP-000028-CTR-000080, SRG-APP-000101-CTR-000205, SRG-APP-000100-CTR-000200, SRG-APP-000100-CTR-000195, SRG-APP-000099-CTR-000190, SRG-APP-000098-CTR-000185, SRG-APP-000095-CTR-000170, SRG-APP-000096-CTR-000175, SRG-APP-000097-CTR-000180, SRG-APP-000507-CTR-001295, SRG-APP-000504-CTR-001280, SRG-APP-000503-CTR-001275, SRG-APP-000501-CTR-001265, SRG-APP-000500-CTR-001260, SRG-APP-000497-CTR-001245, SRG-APP-000496-CTR-001240, SRG-APP-000493-CTR-001225, SRG-APP-000492-CTR-001220, SRG-APP-000343-CTR-000780, SRG-APP-000381-CTR-000905
Change to the /etc/kubernetes/manifests directory on the Kubernetes Control Plane. Run the command: grep -i audit-policy-file If the audit-policy-file is not set, this is a finding. The file given is the policy file and defines what is audited and what information is included with each event. The policy file must look like this: # Log all requests at the RequestResponse level. apiVersion: audit.k8s.io/vX (Where X is the latest apiVersion) kind: Policy rules: - level: RequestResponse If the audit policy file does not look like above, this is a finding.
Edit the Kubernetes API Server manifest file in the /etc/kubernetes/manifests directory on the Kubernetes Control Plane. Set the value of "--audit-policy-file" to the path of a file with the following content: # Log all requests at the RequestResponse level. apiVersion: audit.k8s.io/vX (Where X is the latest apiVersion) kind: Policy rules: - level: RequestResponse Note: If the API server is running as a Pod, then the manifest will also need to be updated to mount the host system filesystem where the audit policy file resides.
Rule ID: SV-242403r927249_rule
Vulnerability ID: V-242403
Group Title: SRG-APP-000026-CTR-000070
The information system automatically audits account creation actions.
The information system generates audit records containing information that establishes what type of event occurred.
The information system generates audit records containing information that establishes when an event occurred.
The information system generates audit records containing information that establishes where the event occurred.
The information system generates audit records containing information that establishes the source of the event.
The information system generates audit records containing information that establishes the outcome of the event.
The information system generates audit records containing the organization-defined additional, more detailed information that is to be included in the audit records.
The information system generates audit records for the events defined in AU-2 d. with the content defined in AU-3.
The information system automatically audits account modification actions.
The information system automatically audits account disabling actions.
The information system generates audit records containing information that establishes the identity of any individuals or subjects associated with the event.
The information system provides centralized management and configuration of the content to be captured in audit records generated by organization-defined information system components.
The organization provides the means to associate organization-defined types of security attributes having organization-defined security attribute values with information in transmission.
Automated Audit Actions
Content Of Audit Records
Additional Audit Information
Centralized Management Of Planned Audit Record Content