Docker Remote API Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 124029
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The Docker API was detected on the remote host.


The Docker service running on the remote host has an exposed remote API. When Docker is configured in this manner an unauthenticated remote attacker could perform administrative Docker commands.


Configure API access controls.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 124029

File Name: docker_remote_api_detection.nbin

Version: 1.33

Type: remote

Published: 4/12/2019

Updated: 11/29/2021

Dependencies: find_service.nasl

Asset Inventory: true

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Unauthenticated administrative access


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:docker:docker