Ensure that your AWS S3 buckets are not granting FULL_CONTROL access to authenticated users (i.e. signed AWS accounts or AWS IAM users) in order to prevent unauthorized access. An S3 bucket that allows full control access to authenticated users will give any AWS account or IAM user the ability to LIST (READ) objects, UPLOAD/DELETE (WRITE) objects, VIEW (READ_ACP) objects permissions and EDIT (WRITE_ACP) permissions for the objects within the bucket. Cloud Conformity strongly recommends against setting all these permissions for the 'Any Authenticated AWS User' ACL predefined group in production.
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Granting authenticated "FULL_CONTROL" access to AWS S3 buckets can allow other AWS accounts or IAM users to view, upload, modify and delete S3 objects without any restrictions. Exposing your S3 buckets to AWS signed accounts or users can lead to data leaks, data loss and unexpected charges for the S3 service.
To determine if your S3 buckets allow full access to AWS authenticated users, perform the following:
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