Kubernetes Privileged Pod Creation

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

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

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

An identity created a Kubernetes pod with a privileged container.
This may indicate an adversary attempting to access that host's filesystem or gain root access to the host.

Attacker's Goals

  • Gain access to the host's filesystem.
  • Gain root access to the host.

Investigative actions

  • Check the identity's role designation in the organization.
  • Inspect for any additional suspicious activities inside the Kubernetes Pod.

Variations

Kubernetes Privileged Pod Creation for the first time in the cluster

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

An identity created a Kubernetes pod with a privileged container.
This may indicate an adversary attempting to access that host's filesystem or gain root access to the host.

Attacker's Goals

  • Gain access to the host's filesystem.
  • Gain root access to the host.

Investigative actions

  • Check the identity's role designation in the organization.
  • Inspect for any additional suspicious activities inside the Kubernetes Pod.


Kubernetes Privileged Pod Creation for the first time in the namespace

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

An identity created a Kubernetes pod with a privileged container.
This may indicate an adversary attempting to access that host's filesystem or gain root access to the host.

Attacker's Goals

  • Gain access to the host's filesystem.
  • Gain root access to the host.

Investigative actions

  • Check the identity's role designation in the organization.
  • Inspect for any additional suspicious activities inside the Kubernetes Pod.


Kubernetes Privileged Pod Creation for the first time by the identity

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

An identity created a Kubernetes pod with a privileged container.
This may indicate an adversary attempting to access that host's filesystem or gain root access to the host.

Attacker's Goals

  • Gain access to the host's filesystem.
  • Gain root access to the host.

Investigative actions

  • Check the identity's role designation in the organization.
  • Inspect for any additional suspicious activities inside the Kubernetes Pod.