Lateral movement

Privileged User – Assume Role


An IAM User is an entity that you create in AWS. The IAM User represents the person or service that uses the IAM User to interact with AWS. The user {AwsUser} was found with permissive permissions that allows the user the ability to assume any role, temporarily granting them any privileges given to that role. By allowing an entity to assume any role on the account, an attacker may choose to assume a highly privileged role, which may lead to full account takeover.
  • Recommended Mitigation

    Review the user's policy and consider removing any of the following actions: sts:AssumeRole