Lateral movement

Privileged User – Group Management

Risk Level

Hazardous (3)

Platform(s)

Description

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 service or user with these permissions the ability to add a user to any group in the account. Any member of a group gains any privileges granted to that group. An attacker may use this ability to add themselves to a group which has been granted higher privileges than the user's original ones, which may ultimately lead to full account takeover.
  • Recommended Mitigation

    Review the user's policy and consider removing any of the following actions: iam:AddUserToGroup