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Pentesting AWS Environments with Pacu, CloudGoat, and ChatGPT

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  1. Introduction

    About the course and author
  2. About using CloudGoat, Pacu, and ChatGPT
  3. Who this course is for
  4. Important quick note on AWS resource pricing
  5. [LAB] Create a billing alert to avoid surprise bills
  6. We want your feedback
  7. Setting up our lab environment
    Read this before installing Pacu/CloudGoat!
  8. [DEMO] Pacu [Option #1] Install with pip [Recommended]
  9. [DEMO] Pacu [Option #2] Use with Docker
  10. [DEMO] CloudGoat [Option #1] Install with Git
  11. [DEMO] CloudGoat [Option #2] Running with Docker
  12. [DEMO] Configuring AWS access credentials for CloudGoat
  13. [DEMO] Configuring AWS access credentials
  14. Getting started with Pacu
    Pacu Quick Start Guide
  15. IAM Privilege Escalation by Misconfiguration (Small / Easy)
    Scenario overview
  16. [DEMO] Admin privilege escalation demonstration
  17. [DEMO] Cleaning up our lab environment
  18. Vulnerable Lambda (Small / Easy)
    Scenario overview
  19. [DEMO] Creating our lab environment
  20. [DEMO] Exploiting vulnerable Lambda functions for admin access
  21. [DEMO] Cleaning up our lab environment
  22. [Cheat Sheet] Solution steps (CLI)
  23. [LAB] [CTF] Lambda SQLi PrivEsc to Access Secret
  24. IAM Privilege Escalation by Rollback (Small / Easy)
    Scenario overview
  25. [DEMO] Exploiting IAM versions
  26. [DEMO] Cleaning up our lab environment
  27. [Cheat Sheet] Solution steps (CLI)
  28. [LAB] [CTF] PrivEsc via IAM Version Rollback
  29. Cloud Breach via S3 (Small / Moderate)
    Scenario walkthrough
  30. [LAB] [DEMO] Exploiting EC2 to reach S3
  31. Preventing this exploit
  32. Cleaning up our lab environment
  33. [Cheat Sheet] Solution steps (CLI)
  34. ECS Takeover (Medium / Moderate)
    Scenario walkthrough
  35. [DEMO] ECS RCE exploit to get credentials
  36. [DEMO] ECS Takeover
  37. [DEMO] Cleaning up our lab environment
  38. [Cheat Sheet] Solution steps (CLI)
  39. Wrap-up and Key Takeaways
    What's next?
  40. We want your feedback
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Important quick note on AWS resource pricing

Christophe September 4, 2023

Before you get started and follow along, it’s important to understand that you may accrue some costs. The resources we’re exploiting in this course are real resources, and — especially if you’re not on the free AWS tier with a new account — you will get charged for some of those resources.

I did my best to highlight these resources and costs in each of the sections in the “Scenario Overview” lessons, so if you’re trying to only go through the free labs, please check those lessons before getting started.

We also provide and will provide 🧪 Cybr Hands-On Labs that you can deploy to avoid getting charged and to use our environments instead. However, we won’t be able to provide Cybr Hands-On Labs for all CloudGoat scenarios. Given how vulnerable some of these scenarios are, we don’t have a way of providing them without compromising our own lab platform or without watering them down too much which would defeat the purpose.

But, as long as you don’t forget to turn off any resources after you’re done with a lab environment or if you plan on stepping away for a few hours or days, then each lab will cost you far less than $5. With that said, we are not responsible for any costs you accrue going through this course. If you’re worried about this, don’t forget to set up billing alarms (I will show you how in the next lesson).


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