Handling Security Issues in Docker

Learn how to handle security issues in Docker with controlling privileges and scanning images.

Handling security issues in Docker involves using non-root user privileges, limiting container capabilities, and regularly scanning Docker images for vulnerabilities. These measures help reduce the attack surface, minimize privileges, and detect potential risks to maintain a secure Docker environment.

Privilege escalation

Privilege escalation in Docker refers to the potential security risk where a container gains unauthorized access to system-level privileges, enabling it to perform actions outside its intended scope. This can lead to malicious activities, compromising the host system’s security. Preventing privilege escalation involves using non-root users, and limiting capabilities. We’ll be discussing how to go about both of them below.

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