How to Find AWS EC2 Instances are old
Having old instances within your AWS account could increase the risk of having vulnerable software.
This security check is part of the CIS Amazon Web Services Benchmarks and is rated severity low.
This guide assumes that you have already installed and configured Resoto to collect your AWS cloud resources.
Execute the following
searchcommand in Resoto Shell or Resoto UI:
> search is(aws_ec2_instance) and instance_status=running and age>180d
kind=aws_ec2_instance, ..., region=resoto-poweruser
kind=aws_ec2_instance, ..., account=poweruser-team
searchcommand into the
> search is(aws_ec2_instance) and instance_status=running and age>180d | dump
The command output will list the details of all non-compliant
Fix detected issues by following the remediation steps:
- Check if software running in the instance is up-to-date and patched accordingly.
- Consider migrating to an updated instance type.
Please refer to the AWS EC2 documentation for details.