Suspicious container reconnaissance activity in a Kubernetes pod

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
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Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

10 Minutes

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

A process performed multiple consecutive container discovery commands from within a Kubernetes Pod.

Attacker's Goals

Collect information about the host, network and user configuration for lateral movement and privilege escalation.

Investigative actions

  • Verify if the script or process initiating the discovery commands is benign.
  • Verify that this isn't sanctioned IT activity.
  • Look for other hosts executing similar commands.

Variations

Suspicious container reconnaissance activity in a Kubernetes pod

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

A process performed multiple consecutive container discovery commands from within a Kubernetes Pod.

Attacker's Goals

Collect information about the host, network and user configuration for lateral movement and privilege escalation.

Investigative actions

  • Verify if the script or process initiating the discovery commands is benign.
  • Verify that this isn't sanctioned IT activity.
  • Look for other hosts executing similar commands.


Suspicious container reconnaissance activity in a Kubernetes pod

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

A process performed multiple consecutive container discovery commands from within a Kubernetes Pod.

Attacker's Goals

Collect information about the host, network and user configuration for lateral movement and privilege escalation.

Investigative actions

  • Verify if the script or process initiating the discovery commands is benign.
  • Verify that this isn't sanctioned IT activity.
  • Look for other hosts executing similar commands.