Kubernetes Goat is designed to be an intentionally vulnerable cluster environment to learn and practice Kubernetes security.
Kubernetes Goat creates intentionally vulnerable resources into your cluster. DO NOT deploy Kubernetes Goat in a production environment or alongside any sensitive cluster resources.
- Sensitive keys in code bases
- DIND (docker-in-docker) exploitation
- SSRF in K8S world
- Container escape to access host system
- Docker CIS Benchmarks analysis
- Kubernetes CIS Benchmarks analysis
- Attacking private registry
- NodePort exposed services
- Helm v2 tiller to PwN the cluster
- Analysing crypto miner container
- Kubernetes Namespaces bypass
- Gaining environment information
- DoS the memory/cpu resources
- Hacker Container preview
Kubernetes Goat was created by Madhu Akula
Madhu Akula is a security ninja, published author, and cloud native security researcher with an extensive experience. Also, he is an active member of the international security, devops and cloud native communities (null, DevSecOps, AllDayDevOps, etc). Holds industry certifications like OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional), CKA (Certified Kubernetes Administrator), etc. Madhu frequently speaks and runs training sessions at security events and conferences around the world including DEFCON (24, 26 & 27), BlackHat USA (2018 & 19), USENIX LISA (2018 & 19), O’Reilly Velocity EU 2019, GitHub Satellite 2020, Appsec EU (2018 & 19), All Day DevOps (2016, 17, 18, 19 & 20), DevSecCon (London, Singapore, Boston), DevOpsDays India, c0c0n(2017, 18), Nullcon (2018, 19), SACON 2019, Serverless Summit, null and multiple others. His research has identified vulnerabilities in over 200+ companies and organizations including; Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, eBay, AT&T, WordPress, NTOP and Adobe, etc and credited with multiple CVE’s, Acknowledgements and rewards. He is co-author of Security Automation with Ansible2 (ISBN-13: 978-1788394512), which is listed as a technical resource by Red Hat Ansible. Also won 1st prize for building an infrastructure security monitoring solution at InMobi flagship hackathon among 100+ engineering teams.