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Identify AWS Security Misconfigurations and Impacts

Penetration monitoring on the AWS cloud is special, with its own range of security requirements. Although certain flaws are mitigated by Amazon's protection policies, many businesses are vulnerable to the complexities of these services. One of the best aspects of AWS is the tremendous versatility offered to users in setting up the environment. Although versatility is a wonderful thing to have, it is also a major security issue.

The AWS penetration testing services of Infopercept directly address these needs, finding configuration and deployment vulnerabilities that frequently go unnoticed.

Traditional Infrastructure vs AWS Pen testing

Standard security infrastructure and AWS clouds vary in different respects. From setup and configuration to identity and user consent, the technology stacks could not be more distinct.

The AWS architecture consists of a series of efficient APIs. Deeply embedded into the AWS ecosystem, our security engineers are evaluating a number of AWS-specific misconfigurations, including the following:

  • Case EC2 and exploitation of software
  • Targeting and breaching AWS IAM keys
  • Checking S3 bucket setup and authorization vulnerabilities
  • Setting up private cloud access by Lambda backdoor functions
  • Hiding traces by blurring CloudTrail logs

AWS Cloud Penetration Testing

In the AWS cloud assessment, the customer provides the Infopercept assessment team with a secured account in the AWS management console. Through allowing this insight into detailed deployment specifics, our AWS experts will provide advice on security details that are otherwise unavailable to attackers.

This strategy is planned as a knowledgeable, audit-like pledge. If you are looking for an in-depth safety review of the AWS facilities, we suggest this strategy.

FAQ: AWS Security Testing

Can I get Pen testing on any Amazon Service?

Normally, yes. There are basically two types of cloud offerings:

  • User-Operated Applications
    These cloud offerings are mainly built and installed by customers themselves, with little to no contact with the hosting network (such as EC2). Generally speaking, they can be thoroughly checked and have little limitations save for denial of service (DDoS) and associated disturbances of business continuity.
  • Vendor Managed Applications
    Cloud offerings owned/operated by the vendor and offered 'as a benefit.' Examples will include Gmail, Dropbox, Salesforce, and AWS services such as CloudFront. This is not to suggest that these systems do not have bugs, but rather that research focuses on installation and setup, rather than on the infrastructure testing that is owned by the vendor.

As we have seen with the S3 buckets, there are several misconfigurations, permissions, and design vulnerabilities that can make an individual instance vulnerable , but penetration testing on such systems does not require attacking the cloud provider infrastructure itself.

Do I need to alert the Amazon to Pen testing?

No, after early 2019, Amazon no longer wants prior approval of the pen test.

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Introduction to Azure Pen testing


Penetration monitoring in the Azure cloud has major variations with an on-premium evaluation. This variety of unique technology also contributes to problems in the security infrastructure and configuration, as well as the penetration testing process itself.

But the introduction of emerging technologies also introduces new gaps in security. By penetration testing the Azure cloud environment, you can detect and remove certain security threats, including those specific to your private cloud.

Why should your penetration test your Azure Cloud?

Azure comes with a range of security precautions for experienced users. Microsoft frequently maintains a point of specifically observing compliance and is subject to frequent third-party audits. While this is a good place to start, it is the duty of each user to maintain their reliability and protection.

The Azure services offer a structure for building virtual computers, networks and applications, but it is the end-user that owns them. For this purpose, it is important that your Azure authorities also undergo routine security audits to secure your most valuable properties.

What Can Be Pen tested in Azure?

There are also features of cloud computing that cannot be checked. For instance, DDoS attacks on the network are strictly banned, as they can result in unplanned downtime for many users. There are also a range of programmes that will (and should) undergo a daily evaluation. Here are a few samples of the ones that we are going to test:

  • ✓ Microsoft Azure
  • ✓ Microsoft Intune
  • ✓ Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • ✓ Microsoft Account
  • ✓ Office 365
  • ✓ Visual Studio Team Services

Azure Pentest Rules of Engagement

No pre-approval is required to carry out penetration testing on Azure services as of June 2017. Although this tends to save time during the pre-entry process, there are also several things to weigh before checking the Azure network.

It is important to remember that such evaluation methods are not limited to shielding other consumers of Azure. Some are more specifically disruptive, such as performing Denial of Service (DoS) attacks on the server.

Others, such as scanning an out-of-scope facility or running a scanner that creates unnecessary traffic, can also have a detrimental, unintentional effect on the Azure user base.

These rules of engagement exist to guarantee that other Azure customers are not harmed by an otherwise scheduled protection test.

It is important to find qualified security engineers to help analyse the Azure network, as it dramatically decreases the risk of severe damage.

Azure Pentest Reporting

Azure penetration test results from Infopercept are close to network or web server pen test reports – available for free here. Our studies provide analytical depth to support engineers with their remediation and strategic advice.

The primary addition is that Azure reports cover special platform-specific flaws. Along with them, you will receive technical guidance and prevention for your own Azure instances and the cloud world as a whole.

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Introduction to GCP Penetration Testing


Cloud penetration testing is distinct from conventional penetration testing, just as cloud architecture/infrastructure is different from traditional on-site architecture/infrastructure testing. Cloud providers like Google Cloud Platform (GCP) provide multiple features/services, but typically follow a shared-responsibility arrangement where the cloud provider is responsible for cloud protection, such as hardware security and backend infrastructure, and you are responsible for cloud security, such as setup of your servers, rights provided within your environment.

Why GCP Pentesting?

Cloud environments can be abused in a number of forms and settings that can make you vulnerable to foreign attackers. However, they are not the only possible threat: internal workers can be carefully watched for a variety of reasons, including the potential for their own malicious activities, the potential for an external attacker to hack (separate from a direct cloud environment compromise), or even the potential for negligence that opens a security breach or performs accidental action.

GCP gradient helps you to assess the protection of a whole other stage of your software and facilities that would not necessarily be explicitly tested during a typical gradient or by external attackers.

GCP gradient is an authenticated look at an environment that seeks to provide a close simulation of a malicious agent with the same level of access. This encompasses a range of manipulation techniques and feature/functionality violence designed to favour the attacker.

The evaluation would ensure that the protection of the organization/environment is as strong as it can be in the unlikely event that a malicious actor achieves unauthorised entry.

How do attackers gain access to GCP?

This blog discusses some of the standard strategies that malicious actors can use to obtain entry to your cloud environment—though it is targeted at breaching the Amazon Web Services (AWS) certificate, the concept extends to virtually all cloud providers on a broader scale. Any of these approaches shall include:

  • 3rd Parties
    The third party is doing malicious stuff you don't know about.
    The third party whom you know is compromised
  • Password Reuse
    An outdated 3rd party account is hacked, the customers still have a compromised password.
    Users using the same password across a variety of accounts
  • Git Repositories
    Unconfigured repositories Disclosure of confidential data
    Mistakes in commits, publication of confidential data
  • Social Engineering
    Phishing emails or pretext calls.
    Actual vectors.
  • Application/Server Level Vulnerabilities
    Locally stored certificates compromised by local file inclusion (LFI) or remote code execution (RCE).
    Credentials stolen from metadata repositories through server-side request forgery (SSRF) or RCE.
  • Internal Employees
    Employees will be corrupted, and then they will carry it to the environment.
    Employee accidents contribute to unforeseen effects

And if you implement multi-factor authentication (MFA), secure passwords, and strong security protocols, each of these approaches will be used in one manner or another. Someone is in your world right now, have you done the necessary training to ensure that you have the ability to detect, react, and respond to this scenario? Ideally, the concept of least privilege could preclude an attacker from extending access to what is required, but is that actually the case?

Common GCP Attacks

In our evaluation, we go beyond automatic scanning and include an in-depth assessment of the area. We search for a number of bugs and misconfigurations, some of which include:

  • Privilege escalation tests for all IAM participants (users/service accounts) who have access to the environment
  • Checking for lack of privilege, showing what the intruder can do with the extra access
  • Analysis and manipulation of configuration of Kubernetes Engine
  • Checking security measures (can you detect us by filtering data from your virtual computers, Google Storage, databases, or somewhere else? Should we stop your technical controls? Can you prohibit us from behaving maliciously, or can you sense us when we do it?)
  • Best Practice: Stack driver logging/monitoring, encryption, built-in authentication software like the Cloud Protection Scanner
  • Checking the exterior perimeter from inside: what is publicly revealed that shouldn't be?
  • Cross-user/project/organization privilege scale/abuse
  • Backdoor/persistence approaches in the account (surviving "get caught")
  • Code analysis of Cloud Functions, Cloud Feature Cause, Initialization, and Setup
  • Pivoting between cloud/on-site environments (abusing cross-cloud/environment trusts by services/features such as Interconnect, shared VPCs, and VPC peering)


At the conclusion of the process, Infopercept provides you with a summary describing all vulnerabilities/misconfigurations found, as well as an assault narrative for any complex attack paths taken while in the setting. We have up-to-date and contextual risk scores for each finding, along with recommendations for successful remediation.

Our reviews seek to help you identify the vulnerabilities in the environment, what the consequences of those weaknesses are, and how to fix those weaknesses.

When, through our evaluation, we find something of a high priority, such as a critical risk deficiency or an indicator of a previous compromise, we will report it to you as soon as it is discovered, and we will try to help you remediate and benefit from the situation in the best possible way.

Do I need permission from Google?

No, Google doesn't require an early warning for GCP slanting, but we need to follow Google's Reasonable Usage Policy and can't target services that don't belong to you.

We do not conduct any vulnerability checking in the "denial-of-service" field to prevent breaching Google's AUP, nor to interrupt any of your operations during our pentest. Customers are normally alerted before any remotely disruptive operation is carried out.

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