Attacking private registry

Scenario Information

A container registry is a place where all the container images get pushed. Most of the time each organization has its own private registry. Also sometimes it ends up misconfigured, public/open. On the other hand, developers assume that their internal private registry only and end up storing all the sensitive information inside the container images. Let's see what we can find here.

Scenario 7 Welcome

Scenario Solution

As this is an intentionally vulnerable design, we directly provided the endpoint. In the real-world you have to do some recon.

  • Based on the scenario and information, we identified that it's possible docker container private registry

  • After reading some docs and googling, here are the simple API endpoint queries for the container registry


Scenario 7 image catalog

  • Get more information about the images inside the registry from the API using below queries

Scenario 7 image info

  • Now, we observed that the docker container has ENV variable with API key information

Scenario 7 api key info

This can be taken a little further by using the docker client to download the images locally and analysing. Also in some cases you can even push the image to the registry based on the permissions and privileges