Over 20,000 Container Management Dashboards Are Exposed on the Internet

Even though it’s highly discouraged to expose any kind of management dashboard directly to the internet, there are many users who continue to ignore this recommendation, and it seems that infrastructure admins are no exception.

A recent study by cloud security firm Lacework found over 22,000 publicly exposed container orchestration and API management systems, about 300 of which could be accessed without any credentials and gave attackers full control or remote code execution capability on containers.

Kubernetes dashboards accounted for over 75 percent of the exposed interfaces, followed by Docker Swarm (Portainer and Swarmpit) with 20 percent, Swagger API UI with 3 percent and Mesos Marathon and Red Hat OpenShift with under 1 percent each.

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