Do not admit containers with docker socket bind mount

This can be used for to leak information, privilege escalation, and to manage containers outside of Kubernetes.

Risk Level: Critical
Cloud Entity: Pods
CloudGuard Rule ID: D9.K8S.AC.07
Covered by Spectral: No
Category: Compute


KubernetesPod should not have spec.volumes contain [ hostPath.path='/var/run/docker.sock' ]



Pods are the smallest deployable units of computing that can be created and managed in Kubernetes.A Pod is a group of one or more containers (such as Docker containers), with shared storage/network, and a specification for how to run the containers.

Compliance Frameworks

  • Container Admission Control
  • Container Admission Control 1.0