How to conduct CIS hardening benchmark scanning for Rancher v2.3.x

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How to conduct CIS hardening benchmark scanning for Rancher v2.3.x

CIS Benchmarks are best practices for the secure configuration of a target system. Available for more than 140 technologies, CIS Benchmarks are developed through a unique consensus-based process comprised of cybersecurity professionals and subject matter experts around the world. CIS Benchmarks are the only consensus-based, best-practice security configuration guides both developed and accepted by government, business, industry, and academia.

This script is based on CIS Benchmark Rancher Self-Assessment Guide v2.3, which was derived from CIS Kubernetes Benchmark v1.4.1.

  • Rancher version 2.3.x
  • Kubernetes version 1.15
  • jq, grep, awk and kubectl installed on target node
  1. Clone the script into the target node git clone
  2. Access the folder cd rancher-hardening
  3. Execute the script based on the node's role
  4. For Control Plane - sudo bash ./ 2.3 cp
  5. For Control Plane + ETCD - sudo bash ./ 2.3 all
  6. For ETCD - sudo bash ./ 2.3 etcd
  7. For worker node - sudo ./ 2.3
  • Section 1.6 and 1.7 in master node require manual verification.
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  • Document ID:000020178
  • Creation Date: 13-Jul-2021
  • Modified Date:13-Jul-2021
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