There have been two security Kubernetes security disclosures on Friday, January 4, 2019. Here are the details of these disclosures and how to mitigate them while using the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service.
Taking Action to Secure Our IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service Against Recent Kubernetes Security Vulnerabilities
We’re taking action to secure our IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service against the recent Kubernetes security vulnerabilities. IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is affected by the detailed vulnerabilities that, in some cases, allow unauthorized access to Kubernetes and/or trusted user privilege escalation.
Taking action to secure our IBM Cloud Container Service against recent Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities
We’re taking action to secure our IBM Cloud Container Service against the recent Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities. We’ve been working closely with our vendors and IBM Cloud Infrastructure teams concerning the security vulnerability announced on January 3, 2018. This vulnerability has the potential to allow those with malicious intent to gather sensitive data from computing devices. Intel believes these exploits do not have the potential to corrupt, modify, or delete data.
Vulnerability Advisor (VA) is a component in the IBM Bluemix Container Service. It's a security management tool that can be used use to identify and manage vulnerabilities and configuration best practices for Docker images and Docker instances.