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How to Find AWS Lambda Function CORS Vulnerabilities

Publicly accessible services could expose sensitive data to bad actors.


This security check is part of the CIS Amazon Web Services Benchmarks and is rated severity medium.


This guide assumes that you have already installed and configured Fix Inventory to collect your AWS resources.


  1. Execute the following search command in Fix Inventory Shell:

    > search is(aws_lambda_function) and function_url_config.cors.allow_origins ~ "*"
    ​kind=aws_lambda_function, ..., region=fixinventory-poweruser
    ​kind=aws_lambda_function, ..., account=poweruser-team
  2. Pipe the search command into the dump command:

    > search is(aws_lambda_function) and function_url_config.cors.allow_origins ~ "*" | dump
    ​ id: /aws/lambda/123
    ​ name: some-name
    ​ ctime: '2022-12-05T22:53:14Z'
    ​ kind: aws_lambda_function
    ​ age: 2mo28d

    The command output will list the details of all non-compliant aws_lambda_function resources.


  • Grant usage permissions on a per-resource basis, applying least privilege principle.

Please refer to the AWS Lambda documentation for details.

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