The Kubernetes component manifests must be owned by root. (Cat II impact)
The Kubernetes manifests are those files that contain the arguments and settings for the Control Plane services. These services are etcd, the api server, controller, proxy, and scheduler. If these files can be changed, the scheduler will be implementing the changes immediately. Many of the security settings within the document are implemented through these manifests.
Review the ownership of the Kubernetes manifests files by using the command: stat -c %U:%G /etc/kubernetes/manifests/* | grep -v root:root If the command returns any non root:root file permissions, this is a finding.
Change the ownership of the manifest files to root: root by executing the command: chown root:root /etc/kubernetes/manifests/*
Rule ID: SV-242444r864016_rule
Vulnerability ID: V-242444
Group Title: SRG-APP-000516-CTR-001325
The organization implements the security configuration settings.