Lateral movement

Privileged Managed Policy – User Management

Risk Level

Hazardous (3)

Platform(s)
Compliance Frameworks

Description

An IAM Managed Policy is an object in AWS that, when associated with an identity or resource, defines their permissions. The policy {AwsIamManagedPolicy} was found with permissive permissions that allows the user the ability to create access keys for a user or create/update console login credentials. An attacker may leverage this ability in order to create or update credentials for a user other than themselves, allowing them to then log in and act on behalf of that user.
  • Recommended Mitigation

    Review the policy and consider removing any of the following actions: iam:CreateLoginProfile, iam:UpdateLoginProfile, iam:CreateAccessKey