1.1.9 Ensure that the Container Network Interface file permissions are set to 600 or more restrictive

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Ensure that the Container Network Interface files have permissions of 600 or more restrictive.


Container Network Interface provides various networking options for overlay networking. You should consult their documentation and restrict their respective file permissions to maintain the integrity of those files. Those files should be writable by only the administrators on the system.



NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


No remediation required; file permissions are managed by the operator.

Default Value:

In OpenShift 4, the default values are:

/host/etc/cni/net.d/00-multus.conf = 600 /host/var/run/multus/cni/net.d/80-openshift-network.conf = 644 /var/lib/cni/networks/openshift-sdn/* = 644 /var/run/openshift-sdn/cniserver/config.json = 444 /var/run/openvswitch/ovs-vswitchd.pid = 644 /etc/openvswitch/conf.db = 644 /etc/openvswitch/system-id.conf = 644 /etc/openvswitch/.conf.db.~lock~ = 600 /run/openvswitch/ovs-vswitchd.pid = 644 /run/openvswitch/ovsdb-server.pid = 644

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