Sidecar Container Vulnerability in Kubernetes explained

Cloud Security Podcast

Feb 16 2024 • 15 mins

Are you familiar with Sidecars in Kubernetes? We spoke to Magno Logan about the complex world of Kubernetes security and the silent but deadly vulnerabilities associated with sidecar containers. Magno shares his extensive research and insights on how attackers can exploit these vulnerabilities to stay hidden within a Kubernetes environment, posing significant threats beyond the commonly discussed crypto mining attacks. Magno spoke about common attack paths targeting Kubernetes clusters, from exploiting application vulnerabilities to leveraging exposed Kubernetes services and compromised valid accounts.


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Questions asked:

(00:00) Introduction

(01:26) A bit about Magno Logan

(01:49) Kubernetes Common Threats Explained

(02:23) Kubernetes Cluster Attack Entry Points

(04:28) How attackers maintain persistent access in Kubernetes?

(05:30) Container Escape Explained

(07:03) Maintaining Persistence in Kubernetes Clusters

(08:18) What are Sidecars?

(10:43) How to secure your sidecars?

(12:33) Where can people learn more about this

(13:57) The Fun Section


Resources spoken about on the podcast

Mitre Att&ck Containers Matrix

Microsoft Threat Matrix