A Kubernetes dashboard service account was used outside the cluster

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-04
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
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Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

5 Days

Required Data

  • Requires one of the following data sources:
    • AWS Audit Log
      OR
    • Azure Audit Log
      OR
    • Gcp Audit Log

Detection Modules

Cloud

ATT&CK Tactic

Initial Access (TA0001)

ATT&CK Technique

External Remote Services (T1133)

Severity

Medium

Description

A Kubernetes dashboard service account was successfully used externally of the Kubernetes environment, which may indicate that the dashboard is exposed to the internet and does not require authentication.

Attacker's Goals

Gain initial access to the Kubernetes cluster.

Investigative actions

  • Determine which Kubernetes resources were accessed through the dashboard.
  • Check whether any changes were made to the Kubernetes cluster.

Variations

A Kubernetes dashboard service account was unsuccessfully used outside the cluster

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Initial Access (TA0001)

ATT&CK Technique

External Remote Services (T1133)

Severity

Low

Description

A Kubernetes dashboard service account was successfully used externally of the Kubernetes environment, which may indicate that the dashboard is exposed to the internet and does not require authentication.
The operation was unsuccessful.

Attacker's Goals

Gain initial access to the Kubernetes cluster.

Investigative actions

  • Determine which Kubernetes resources were accessed through the dashboard.
  • Check whether any changes were made to the Kubernetes cluster.