SQS inline policy is over permissive

Security & Compliance

When an inline policy attached to an Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) queue allows overly permissive actions, it can lead to unauthorized access, data leaks, and other security risks. The inline policy should be reviewed to ensure that it only allows necessary actions and permissions for authorized users or roles.


Remediation steps to address an SQS inline policy that is over permissive are as follows:

  1. Review the current inline policy and determine which actions and permissions are necessary for the intended use of the SQS queue.
  2. Remove any unnecessary actions or permissions from the policy.
  3. Restrict the policy to only authorized users or roles.
  4. Ensure that the policy adheres to the principle of least privilege, which means that users or roles are only given the minimum permissions necessary to perform their tasks.
  5. Regularly review and update the policy as needed to ensure that it remains appropriate for the intended use of the SQS queue.

By following these remediation steps, you can ensure that the SQS inline policy is not over permissive and reduce the risk of unauthorized access and data leaks.

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Note: Remediation steps provided by Lightlytics are meant to be suggestions and guidelines only. It is crucial to thoroughly verify and test any remediation steps before applying them to production environments. Each organization's infrastructure and security needs may differ, and blindly applying suggested remediation steps without proper testing could potentially cause unforeseen issues or vulnerabilities. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you validate and customize any remediation steps to meet your organization's specific requirements and ensure that they align with your security policies and best practices.