As well as auditing Linux file system and system calls, you should also audit all Docker related files and directories. The Docker daemon runs with root privileges and its behavior depends on some key files and directories. For example, audit
/var/lib/docker, which holds all the information about containers it should be audited.
Verify that there is an audit rule applied to the
/var/lib/docker directory. To see the rule for the
/var/lib/docker directory, run:
auditctl -l | grep /var/lib/docker
You should add a rule for the
/var/lib/docker directory. For example, add the following line to the
-w /var/lib/docker -k docker
Then restart the audit daemon:
service auditd restart
Auditing can generate large log files. You should ensure that these are rotated and archived periodically. A separate partition should also be created for audit logs to avoid filling up any other critical partition.
By default, Docker related files and directories are not audited.
Version 6.14.6 Enforce Detailed Audit Logging For Sensitive Information - Enforce detailed audit logging for access to nonpublic data and special authentication for sensitive data.
Version 7.14.9 Enforce Detail Logging for Access or Changes to Sensitive Data - Enforce detailed audit logging for access to sensitive data or changes to sensitive data (utilizing tools such as File Integrity Monitoring or Security Information and Event Monitoring).