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Azure Policy definition

Kubernetes clusters should not allow container privilege escalation

Name Kubernetes clusters should not allow container privilege escalation
Azure Portal
Id 1c6e92c9-99f0-4e55-9cf2-0c234dc48f99
Version 3.0.0
details on versioning
Category Kubernetes
Microsoft docs
Description Do not allow containers to run with privilege escalation to root in a Kubernetes cluster. This recommendation is part of CIS 5.2.5 which is intended to improve the security of your Kubernetes environments. This policy is generally available for Kubernetes Service (AKS), and preview for AKS Engine and Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes. For more information, see https://aka.ms/kubepolicydoc.
Mode Microsoft.Kubernetes.Data
Type BuiltIn
Preview FALSE
Deprecated FALSE
Effect Default: audit
Allowed: (audit, deny, disabled)
Used RBAC Role none
History
Date/Time (UTC ymd) (i) Change type Change detail
2021-03-02 15:11:40 change Major (2.0.1 > 3.0.0)
2020-12-11 15:42:52 change Major (1.0.1 > 2.0.1)
2020-09-15 14:06:41 change Previous DisplayName: [Preview]: Kubernetes clusters should not allow container privilege escalation
2020-07-08 14:28:08 add 1c6e92c9-99f0-4e55-9cf2-0c234dc48f99
Used in Initiatives
Initiative DisplayName Initiative Id Initiative Category State
[Deprecated]: Azure Security Benchmark v2 bb522ac1-bc39-4957-b194-429bcd3bcb0b Regulatory Compliance Deprecated
Azure Security Benchmark 1f3afdf9-d0c9-4c3d-847f-89da613e70a8 Security Center GA
Kubernetes cluster pod security restricted standards for Linux-based workloads 42b8ef37-b724-4e24-bbc8-7a7708edfe00 Kubernetes GA
JSON Changes

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    "policyType": "BuiltIn",
    "mode": "Microsoft.Kubernetes.Data",
    "description": "Do not allow containers to run with privilege escalation to root in a Kubernetes cluster. This recommendation is part of CIS 5.2.5 which is intended to improve the security of your Kubernetes environments. This policy is generally available for Kubernetes Service (AKS), and preview for AKS Engine and Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes. For more information, see https://aka.ms/kubepolicydoc.",
    "metadata": {
      "version": "3.0.0",
      "category": "Kubernetes"
    },
    "parameters": {
      "effect": {
        "type": "String",
        "metadata": {
          "displayName": "Effect",
          "description": "'Audit' allows a non-compliant resource to be created or updated, but flags it as non-compliant. 'Deny' blocks the non-compliant resource creation or update. 'Disabled' turns off the policy."
        },
        "allowedValues": [
          "audit",
          "deny",
          "disabled"
        ],
        "defaultValue": "audit"
      },
      "excludedNamespaces": {
        "type": "Array",
        "metadata": {
          "displayName": "Namespace exclusions",
          "description": "List of Kubernetes namespaces to exclude from policy evaluation."
        },
        "defaultValue": [
          "kube-system",
          "gatekeeper-system",
          "azure-arc"
        ]
      },
      "namespaces": {
        "type": "Array",
        "metadata": {
          "displayName": "Namespace inclusions",
          "description": "List of Kubernetes namespaces to only include in policy evaluation. An empty list means the policy is applied to all resources in all namespaces."
        },
        "defaultValue": [
          
        ]
      },
      "labelSelector": {
        "type": "Object",
        "metadata": {
          "displayName": "Kubernetes label selector",
          "description": "Label query to select Kubernetes resources for policy evaluation. An empty label selector matches all Kubernetes resources."
        },
        "defaultValue": {
          
        }
      }
    },
    "policyRule": {
      "if": {
        "field": "type",
        "in": [
          "AKS Engine",
          "Microsoft.Kubernetes/connectedClusters",
          "Microsoft.ContainerService/managedClusters"
        ]
      },
      "then": {
      "effect": "[parameters('effect')]",
        "details": {
          "constraintTemplate": "https://store.policy.core.windows.net/kubernetes/container-no-privilege-escalation/v1/template.yaml",
          "constraint": "https://store.policy.core.windows.net/kubernetes/container-no-privilege-escalation/v1/constraint.yaml",
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