Intro To AWS Enumeration – Part 1

Hello and welcome to CloudBreach’s first blog post on “Introduction to AWS Enumeration” with a special emphasis on the security aspects. In the dynamic realm of cloud security, the paramount first step of any offensive security engagement is undoubtedly enumeration. This methodical process of gathering comprehensive information about target systems is not just a preliminary step; it is the cornerstone upon which successful security engagements are built. Even in the intricate and expansive cloud environments, the principle of ‘Enumeration First’ holds its ground as the key to unveiling the concealed vulnerabilities and potential attack vectors.

Our short blog delves deep into unlocking the secrets of unauthenticated AWS S3 enumeration through the lens of a potential adversary. Upcoming blogposts will explore the security dimensions other AWS services.

What is Amazon S3 ?

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is a scalable object storage service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is designed to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere on the web.

Image Source: Amazon S3 Documentation []

In the context of AWS enumeration, particularly when discussing Amazon S3, there are two main types of enumeration: unauthenticated and authenticated. Each type has its own methodologies, tools, limitations. In this article, we will focus