Ensure that the --service-account-lookup argument is set to true




Validate service account before validating token.


If '--service-account-lookup' is not enabled, the apiserver only verifies that the authentication token is valid, and does not validate that the service account token mentioned in the request is actually present in etcd. This allows using a service account token even after the corresponding service account is deleted. This is an example of time of check to time of use security issue.


Edit the API server pod specification file '/etc/kubernetes/manifests/kube-apiserver.yaml' on the master node and set the below parameter.


Alternatively, you can delete the '--service-account-lookup' parameter from this file so that the default takes effect.

Policy Details

Rule Reference ID: AC_K8S_0036
Remediation Available: No
Resource: kubernetes_pod
Resource Category: Compute
Resource Type: Pod