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This section documents all of the different events that Tracee exposes.

Everything is an event

Tracee uses eBPF technology to tap into your system and give you access to hundreds of events that help you understand how your system behaves. The events can be specified either through CLI with filters or with policies.


Tracing execve events with filters:

tracee --filter event=execve

Tracing execve events with policies:

cat <<EOF >sample_policy.yaml
name: sample policy
description: traces execve events
  - global
  - log
  - event: execve
tracee --policies sample_policy.yaml

If no event is passed with filters or policies, tracee will start with a sane default. Below a list of tracee default events.

Default events

Name Sets
stdio_over_socket [signatures default]
k8s_api_connection [signatures default]
aslr_inspection [signatures default]
proc_mem_code_injection [signatures default]
docker_abuse [signatures default]
scheduled_task_mod [signatures default]
ld_preload [signatures default]
cgroup_notify_on_release [signatures default]
default_loader_mod [signatures default]
sudoers_modification [signatures default]
sched_debug_recon [signatures default]
system_request_key_mod [signatures default]
cgroup_release_agent [signatures default]
rcd_modification [signatures default]
core_pattern_modification [signatures default]
proc_kcore_read [signatures default]
proc_mem_access [signatures default]
hidden_file_created [signatures default]
anti_debugging [signatures default]
ptrace_code_injection [signatures default]
process_vm_write_inject [signatures default]
disk_mount [signatures default]
dynamic_code_loading [signatures default]
fileless_execution [signatures default]
illegitimate_shell [signatures default]
kernel_module_loading [signatures default]
k8s_cert_theft [signatures default]
proc_fops_hooking [signatures default]
syscall_hooking [signatures default]
dropped_executable [signatures default]
creat [default syscalls fs fs_file_ops]
chmod [default syscalls fs fs_file_attr]
fchmod [default syscalls fs fs_file_attr]
chown [default syscalls fs fs_file_attr]
fchown [default syscalls fs fs_file_attr]
lchown [default syscalls fs fs_file_attr]
ptrace [default syscalls proc]
setuid [default syscalls proc proc_ids]
setgid [default syscalls proc proc_ids]
setpgid [default syscalls proc proc_ids]
setsid [default syscalls proc proc_ids]
setreuid [default syscalls proc proc_ids]
setregid [default syscalls proc proc_ids]
setresuid [default syscalls proc proc_ids]
setresgid [default syscalls proc proc_ids]
setfsuid [default syscalls proc proc_ids]
setfsgid [default syscalls proc proc_ids]
init_module [default syscalls system system_module]
fchownat [default syscalls fs fs_file_attr]
fchmodat [default syscalls fs fs_file_attr]
setns [default syscalls proc]
process_vm_readv [default syscalls proc]
process_vm_writev [default syscalls proc]
finit_module [default syscalls system system_module]
memfd_create [default syscalls fs fs_file_ops]
move_mount [default syscalls fs]
sched_process_exec [default proc]
security_inode_unlink [default lsm_hooks fs fs_file_ops]
security_socket_connect [default lsm_hooks net net_sock]
security_socket_accept [default lsm_hooks net net_sock]
security_socket_bind [default lsm_hooks net net_sock]
security_sb_mount [default lsm_hooks fs]
container_create [default containers]
container_remove [default containers]
net_packet_icmp [default network_events]
net_packet_icmpv6 [default network_events]
net_packet_dns_request [default network_events]
net_packet_dns_response [default network_events]
net_packet_http_request [default network_events]
net_packet_http_response [default network_events]


Events can be part of a set, for example on the table above we can see a few sets like default, network_events, syscalls. We can ask tracee to trace a full set, or sets, instead of passing event by event, for example:

tracee --filter set=syscalls

tracee --filter set=syscalls,network_events

Read in CLI

You can view the list of available events and their schema by running tracee list command.

Read in AVD

Aqua Vulnerability Database (AVD) is a public index of all security information that can be reported across all of Aqua's products and tools. As such, it also contains entries about Tracee security events. The AVD entries on runtime security are generated from the detection signatures and are organized by MITRE ATT&CK categorization. Browse at

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