Kubernetes scanning activity

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

Medium

Description

A Kubernetes cluster was scanned by a known vulnerability scanner.

Attacker's Goals

Usage of known tools and frameworks to exploit Kubernetes clusters.

Investigative actions

  • Check if this activity is expected (e.g. penetration testing).
  • Determine which Kubernetes resources were scanned.
  • Review additional events for any suspicious activity within the cluster.

Variations

Kubernetes in-cluster scanning activity

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

A Kubernetes vulnerability scanner runs in a pod within the cluster.

Attacker's Goals

Usage of known tools and frameworks to exploit Kubernetes clusters.

Investigative actions

  • Check if this activity is expected (e.g. penetration testing).
  • Determine which Kubernetes resources were scanned.
  • Review additional events for any suspicious activity within the cluster.


External Kubernetes scanning activity

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

A Kubernetes cluster was scanned by a known vulnerability scanner outside the cloud environment.

Attacker's Goals

Usage of known tools and frameworks to exploit Kubernetes clusters.

Investigative actions

  • Check if this activity is expected (e.g. penetration testing).
  • Determine which Kubernetes resources were scanned.
  • Review additional events for any suspicious activity within the cluster.