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Azure Policy definition

Kubernetes cluster should not allow privileged containers

Name Kubernetes cluster should not allow privileged containers
Azure Portal
Id 95edb821-ddaf-4404-9732-666045e056b4
Version 7.0.0
details on versioning
Category Kubernetes
Microsoft docs
Description Do not allow privileged containers creation in a Kubernetes cluster. This recommendation is part of CIS 5.2.1 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: deny
Allowed: (audit, deny, disabled)
Used RBAC Role none
History
Date/Time (UTC ymd) (i) Change type Change detail
2021-05-11 14:06:18 change Major (6.0.0 > 7.0.0)
2021-03-02 15:11:40 change Major (5.0.1 > 6.0.0)
2020-12-11 15:42:52 change Major (4.0.1 > 5.0.1)
2020-09-15 14:06:41 change Previous DisplayName: [Preview]: Do not allow privileged containers in Kubernetes cluster
2020-04-23 15:06:19 change Previous DisplayName: [Preview]: [AKS Engine] Do not allow privileged containers in Kubernetes cluster
2019-10-29 23:04:36 add 95edb821-ddaf-4404-9732-666045e056b4
Used in Initiatives
Initiative DisplayName Initiative Id Initiative Category State
[Deprecated]: Azure Security Benchmark v2 bb522ac1-bc39-4957-b194-429bcd3bcb0b Regulatory Compliance Deprecated
[Preview]: NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 179d1daa-458f-4e47-8086-2a68d0d6c38f Regulatory Compliance Preview
Azure Security Benchmark 1f3afdf9-d0c9-4c3d-847f-89da613e70a8 Security Center GA
FedRAMP High d5264498-16f4-418a-b659-fa7ef418175f Regulatory Compliance GA
FedRAMP Moderate e95f5a9f-57ad-4d03-bb0b-b1d16db93693 Regulatory Compliance GA
Kubernetes cluster pod security baseline standards for Linux-based workloads a8640138-9b0a-4a28-b8cb-1666c838647d Kubernetes GA
Kubernetes cluster pod security restricted standards for Linux-based workloads 42b8ef37-b724-4e24-bbc8-7a7708edfe00 Kubernetes GA
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 cf25b9c1-bd23-4eb6-bd2c-f4f3ac644a5f Regulatory Compliance GA
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{
  "displayName": "Kubernetes cluster should not allow privileged containers",
  "policyType": "BuiltIn",
  "mode": "Microsoft.Kubernetes.Data",
  "description": "Do not allow privileged containers creation in a Kubernetes cluster. This recommendation is part of CIS 5.2.1 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": "7.0.0",
    "category": "Kubernetes"
  },
  "parameters": {
    "effect": {
      "type": "String",
      "metadata": {
        "displayName": "Effect",
        "description": "'Audit' allows a non-compliant resource to be created, but flags it as non-compliant. 'Deny' blocks the resource creation. 'Disable' turns off the policy."
      },
      "allowedValues": [
        "audit",
        "deny",
        "disabled"
      ],
      "defaultValue": "deny"
    },
    "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": {}
    },
    "excludedContainers": {
      "type": "Array",
      "metadata": {
        "displayName": "Containers exclusions",
        "description": "The list of InitContainers and Containers to exclude from policy evaluation. The identify is the name of container. Use an empty list to apply this policy to all containers in all namespaces."
      },
      "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/v1/template.yaml",
        "constraint": "https://store.policy.core.windows.net/kubernetes/container-no-privilege/v1/constraint.yaml",
        "excludedNamespaces": "[parameters('excludedNamespaces')]",
        "namespaces": "[parameters('namespaces')]",
        "labelSelector": "[parameters('labelSelector')]",
        "values": {
          "excludedContainers": "[parameters('excludedContainers')]"
        }
      }
    }
  }
}