DKER-EE-002130 - The Docker Enterprise socket must not be mounted inside any containers.


The docker socket docker.sock (Linux) and \.pipedocker_engine (Windows) should not be mounted inside a container, with the exception case being during the installation of Universal Control Plane (UCP) component of Docker Enterprise as it is required for install.

If the docker socket is mounted inside a container it would allow processes running within the container to execute docker commands which effectively allows for full control of the host.

By default, docker.sock (linux) and \.pipedocker_engine (windows) is not mounted inside containers.


When using the -v/--volume flags to mount volumes to containers in a docker run command, do not use docker.sock as a volume.

A reference for the docker run command can be found at

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References: 800-53|CM-7a., CAT|I, CCI|CCI-000381, Rule-ID|SV-235818r627581_rule, STIG-ID|DKER-EE-002130, STIG-Legacy|SV-104809, STIG-Legacy|V-95671, Vuln-ID|V-235818

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: bc7d4673ff6354c41b142dc8d94740d8c7c57eef5344887bc7d2cd83d7026ef3