Ensure no Lambda allows ingress from to remote server administration ports

Security groups provide stateful filtering of ingress/egress network traffic to AWS resources. It is recommended that no security group allows unrestricted ingress to ports used for remote administration purposes.

Risk Level: High
Cloud Entity: AWS Lambda
CloudGuard Rule ID: D9.AWS.NET.75
Covered by Spectral: No
Category: Compute


Lambda should not have inboundRules with [scope in ('', '::/0') and portTo in (22, 115, 137, 2049, 3389)]


From Portal

  1. Open the Functions page of the Lambda console.
  2. Choose a function.
  3. Choose Configuration and then choose VPC.
  4. Under VPC, choose Edit.
  5. Select only those subnets and security groups that do not have any inbound rules allowing wide access.
  6. Choose Save.

From TF
Set vpc_config terraform property as shown to use restrictive security groups:

resource "aws_lambda_function" "example" {
	vpc_config {
		subnet_ids         = [SUBNET-IDs]
		security_group_ids = [SECURITY-GROUP-IDs]

From Command Line
To update vpc config of a lambda to use restrictive security groups, run:

aws lambda update-function-configuration --function-name FUNCTION-NAME --vpc-config SubnetIds=SUBNET-IDs,SecurityGroupIds=SECURITY-GROUP-IDs


  1. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/lambda/latest/dg/configuration-vpc-endpoints.html
  2. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/reference/lambda/update-function-configuration.html

AWS Lambda

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Compliance Frameworks

  • AWS CIS Controls V 8
  • AWS CSA CCM v.4.0.1
  • AWS CloudGuard SOC2 based on AICPA TSC 2017
  • AWS HITRUST v11.0.0
  • AWS ISO27001:2022
  • AWS MITRE ATT&CK Framework v10
  • AWS MITRE ATT&CK Framework v11.3
  • AWS NIST 800-53 Rev 5
  • AWS PCI-DSS 4.0
  • AWS Security Risk Management
  • CloudGuard AWS All Rules Ruleset