Running kube-bench

kube-bench is a Go application that checks whether Kubernetes is deployed securely by running the checks documented in the CIS Kubernetes Benchmark.

  1. Master Node Security Configuration
    • API Server
    • Scheduler
    • Controller Manager
    • Configuration Files
    • etcd
    • General Security Primitives
    • PodSecurityPolicices
  2. Workere Node Security Configuration
    • Kubelet
    • Configuration Files

How to run kube-bench

  • We can run kube-bench by navigating to the cd /data/kube-bench
kubectl apply -f kube-bench-node.yaml
  • Check the job status and get the pod name
kubectl get pods --selector job-name=kube-bench-node

  • See the kube-bench node scan results by checking the stdout logs
kubectl logs <PODNAME>

Note: Here we are running only for the Kubernetes nodes as this cluster is managed by GCP. We can also run master checks by referring to