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Control: 4.6 Ensure that HEALTHCHECK instructions have been added to container images

Description

You should add the HEALTHCHECK instruction to your Docker container images in order to ensure that health checks are executed against running containers.

An important security control is that of availability. Adding the HEALTHCHECK instruction to your container image ensures that the Docker engine periodically checks the running container instances against that instruction to ensure that containers are still operational.

Based on the results of the health check, the Docker engine could terminate containers which are not responding correctly, and instantiate new ones.

Remediation

You should follow the Docker documentation and rebuild your container images to include the HEALTHCHECK instruction.

Default Value

By default, HEALTHCHECK is not set.

Usage

Run the control in your terminal:

steampipe check docker_compliance.control.cis_v160_4_6

Snapshot and share results via Steampipe Cloud:

steampipe login
steampipe check --share docker_compliance.control.cis_v160_4_6

SQL

This control uses a named query:

docker_container_healthcheck_instruction

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