A Kubernetes service account has enumerated its permissions

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

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

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

3 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

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Container and Resource Discovery (T1613)

Severity

Informational

Description

A Kubernetes service account has enumerated its permissions using the self subject review API.

Attacker's Goals

Discover permissions to the Kubernetes cluster.

Investigative actions

  • Determine the scope of the Kubernetes service account permissions.
  • Review additional activity of the Kubernetes service account.

Variations

Suspicious permission enumeration by a Kubernetes service account

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Container and Resource Discovery (T1613)

Severity

Low

Description

A Kubernetes service account has enumerated its permissions using the self subject review API.

Attacker's Goals

Discover permissions to the Kubernetes cluster.

Investigative actions

  • Determine the scope of the Kubernetes service account permissions.
  • Review additional activity of the Kubernetes service account.


A Kubernetes service account attempted to enumerate its permissions

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Container and Resource Discovery (T1613)

Severity

Low

Description

A Kubernetes service account has attempted to enumerate its permissions using the self subject review API.

Attacker's Goals

Discover permissions to the Kubernetes cluster.

Investigative actions

  • Determine the scope of the Kubernetes service account permissions.
  • Review additional activity of the Kubernetes service account.