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Azure running container images should have vulnerabilities resolved (powered by Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management)

Azure BuiltIn Policy definition

Source Azure Portal
Display name Azure running container images should have vulnerabilities resolved (powered by Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management)
Id 17f4b1cc-c55c-4d94-b1f9-2978f6ac2957
Version 1.0.1
Details on versioning
Category Security Center
Microsoft Learn
Description Container image vulnerability assessment scans your registry for commonly known vulnerabilities (CVEs) and provides a detailed vulnerability report for each image. This recommendation provides visibility to vulnerable images currently running in your Kubernetes clusters. Remediating vulnerabilities in container images that are currently running is key to improving your security posture, significantly reducing the attack surface for your containerized workloads.
Mode Indexed
Type BuiltIn
Preview False
Deprecated False
Effect Default
AuditIfNotExists, Disabled
RBAC role(s) none
Rule aliases THEN-ExistenceCondition (1)
Alias Namespace ResourceType DefaultPath Modifiable
Microsoft.Security/assessments/status.code Microsoft.Security assessments properties.status.code false
Rule resource types IF (1)
The following 2 compliance controls are associated with this Policy definition 'Azure running container images should have vulnerabilities resolved (powered by Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management)' (17f4b1cc-c55c-4d94-b1f9-2978f6ac2957)
Control Domain Control Name MetadataId Category Title Owner Requirements Description Info Policy#
Azure_Security_Benchmark_v3.0 DS-6 Azure_Security_Benchmark_v3.0_DS-6 Microsoft cloud security benchmark DS-6 DevOps Security Enforce security of workload throughout DevOps lifecycle Shared **Security Principle:** Ensure the workload is secured throughout the entire lifecycle in development, testing, and deployment stage. Use Azure Security Benchmark to evaluate the controls (such as network security, identity management, privileged access and so on) that can be set as guardrails by default or shift left prior to the deployment stage. In particular, ensure the following controls are in place in your DevOps process: - Automate the deployment by using Azure or third-party tooling in the CI/CD workflow, infrastructure management (infrastructure as code), and testing to reduce human error and attack surface. - Ensure VMs, container images and other artifacts are secure from malicious manipulation. - Scan the workload artifacts (in other words, container images, dependencies, SAST and DAST scans) prior to the deployment in the CI/CD workflow - Deploy vulnerability assessment and threat detection capability into the production environment and continuously use these capabilities in the run-time. **Azure Guidance:** Guidance for Azure VMs: - Use Azure Shared Image Gallery to share and control access to your images by different users, service principals, or AD groups within your organization. Use Azure role-based access control (Azure RBAC) to ensure that only authorized users can access your custom images. - Define the secure configuration baselines for the VMs to eliminate unnecessary credentials, permissions, and packages. Through custom images, Azure Resource Manager template, and/or Azure Policy guest configuration to deploy and enforce these the configuration baseline. Guidance for Azure container services: - Use Azure Container Registry (ACR) to create your private container registry where a granular access can be restricted through Azure RBAC, so only authorized services and accounts can access the containers in the private registry. - Use Defender for Azure Container Registry for vulnerability assessment of the images in your private Azure Container Registry. In addition, you can use Microsoft Defender for Cloud to ingrate container images scan as part of your CI/CD workflows. For Azure serverless services, adopt the similar controls to ensure security controls are shift left to the stage prior to the deployment. **Implementation and additional context:** Shared Image Gallery overview: How to implement Microsoft Defender for Cloud vulnerability assessment recommendations: Security considerations for Azure Container: Azure Defender for container registries: n/a link 3
Azure_Security_Benchmark_v3.0 PV-6 Azure_Security_Benchmark_v3.0_PV-6 Microsoft cloud security benchmark PV-6 Posture and Vulnerability Management Rapidly and automatically remediate vulnerabilities Shared **Security Principle:** Rapidly and automatically deploy patches and updates to remediate vulnerabilities in your cloud resources. Use the appropriate risk-based approach to prioritize the remediation of the vulnerabilities. For example, more severe vulnerabilities in a higher value asset should be addressed as a higher priority. **Azure Guidance:** Use Azure Automation Update Management or a third-party solution to ensure that the most recent security updates are installed on your Windows and Linux VMs. For Windows VMs, ensure Windows Update has been enabled and set to update automatically. For third-party software, use a third-party patch management solution or System Center Updates Publisher for Configuration Manager. Prioritize which updates to deploy first using a common risk scoring program (such as Common Vulnerability Scoring System) or the default risk ratings provided by your third-party scanning tool and tailor to your environment. You should also consider which applications present a high security risk and which ones require high uptime. **Implementation and additional context:** How to configure Update Management for virtual machines in Azure: Manage updates and patches for your Azure VMs: n/a link 11
Initiatives usage
Initiative DisplayName Initiative Id Initiative Category State Type
Microsoft cloud security benchmark 1f3afdf9-d0c9-4c3d-847f-89da613e70a8 Security Center GA BuiltIn
Date/Time (UTC ymd) (i) Change type Change detail
2024-01-12 18:35:06 change Patch (1.0.0 > 1.0.1)
2023-05-12 17:41:51 add 17f4b1cc-c55c-4d94-b1f9-2978f6ac2957
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