/etc/docker directory permissions are set to 755 or more restrictively
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/etc/docker directory permissions are set to 755 or more restrictively

docker

Classification:

compliance

Framework:

cis-docker

Control:

3.6

Overview

Description

You should verify that the /etc/docker directory permissions are correctly set to 755 or more restrictively.

Rationale

The /etc/docker directory contains certificates and keys in addition to various sensitive files. It should therefore only be writeable by root to ensure that it can not be modified by a less privileged user.

Audit

You should execute the command below to verify that the directory has permissions of 755+:

stat -c %a /etc/docker

Remediation

Run the following command: chmod 755 /etc/docker

This sets the permissions for the directory to 755.

Impact

None

Default Value

By default, the permissions for this directory are set to 755.

References

  1. https://docs.docker.com/engine/security/https/

CIS Controls

Version 6

14.4 Protect Information With Access Control Lists - All information stored on systems shall be protected with file system, network share, claims, application, or database specific access control lists. These controls will enforce the principle that only authorized individuals should have access to the information based on their need to access the information as a part of their responsibilities.

Version 7

14.6 Protect Information through Access Control Lists - Protect all information stored on systems with file system, network share, claims, application, or database specific access control lists. These controls will enforce the principle that only authorized individuals should have access to the information based on their need to access the information as a part of their responsibilities.