DKER-EE-002090 - Docker Enterprise exec commands must not be used with the user option.


Do not docker exec with --user option.

Using --user option in docker exec executes the command within the container as that user. Do not run docker exec with the --user option , especially when running containers with dropped capabilities or with enhanced restrictions. For example, suppose the container is running as tomcat user (or any other non-root user), it would be possible to run a command through docker exec as rootwith --user=root option.

By default, docker exec command runs without --user option.


This fix only applies to the use of Docker Engine - Enterprise on a Linux host operating system.

Do not use --user option in docker exec command.

A reference for the docker exec command can be found at

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References: 800-53|CM-7a., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000381, Rule-ID|SV-235814r627569_rule, STIG-ID|DKER-EE-002090, STIG-Legacy|SV-104801, STIG-Legacy|V-95663, Vuln-ID|V-235814

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 1ead6564585807b47ba23f5b82340316ee138ef6e69b4ceeea97325a01734bd7