Command execution in a Kubernetes pod

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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Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Execution (TA0002)

ATT&CK Technique

Container Administration Command (T1609)

Severity

Informational

Description

Container administration commands were executed within a Kubernetes pod.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may use the container administration commands to execute commands within a Kubernetes Pod.

Investigative actions

Check whether the executing process is benign, and if this was a desired behavior as part of its normal execution flow.

Variations

Command execution in a Kubernetes pod for the first time

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Execution (TA0002)

ATT&CK Technique

Container Administration Command (T1609)

Severity

Low

Description

Container administration commands were executed within a Kubernetes pod.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may use the container administration commands to execute commands within a Kubernetes Pod.

Investigative actions

Check whether the executing process is benign, and if this was a desired behavior as part of its normal execution flow.


Command execution in a Kubernetes pod in the kube-system namespace

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Execution (TA0002)

ATT&CK Technique

Container Administration Command (T1609)

Severity

Informational

Description

Container administration commands were executed within a Kubernetes pod.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may use the container administration commands to execute commands within a Kubernetes Pod.

Investigative actions

Check whether the executing process is benign, and if this was a desired behavior as part of its normal execution flow.