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Change Password for Current User

Author Last Update
Nick Jones 2020-06-18

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MITRE IDs

Required Permissions

  • iam:ChangePassword

Required Parameters

Name Type Description Example Value
oldpassword str Previous password oldpassword
newpassword str New password to set newpassword

Attacker Action

aws iam change-password --old-password oldpassword --new-password newpassword

Detection Case

ELK query

When logs are ingested into ELK, the following Lucene query can be used to identify relevant events.

eventName:ChangePassword AND eventSource:iam.amazonaws.com  

Sigma Definition

---
title: Change Password for Current User
id: d3f79034-a239-40bb-815f-e1cdd91e648e
status: experimental
author: Nick Jones
date: 2020-06-18
description: None
logsource:
  service: cloudtrail
detection:
  selection_source:
    - eventSource: "iam.amazonaws.com"
  events:
    - eventName: "ChangePassword"
  condition: selection_source AND events
level: low
tags:
  - attack.t1089