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Version: 3.2.6

How to Find AWS Lambda Functions with an Obsolete Runtime

Problem

If you have functions running on a runtime that will be deprecated in the next 60 days, Lambda notifies you by email that you should prepare by migrating your function to a supported runtime.

In some cases, such as security issues that require a backwards-incompatible update, or software that does not support a long-term support (LTS) schedule, advance notice might not be possible.

After a runtime is deprecated, Lambda might retire it completely at any time by disabling invocation. Deprecated runtimes are not eligible for security updates or technical support.

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This security check is part of the CIS Amazon Web Services Benchmarks and is rated severity medium.

Prerequisites

This guide assumes that you have already installed and configured Resoto to collect your AWS cloud resources.

Directions

  1. Execute the following search command in Resoto Shell or Resoto UI:

    > search is(aws_lambda_function) and function_runtime in [python3.6, python2.7, dotnetcore2.1, ruby2.5, nodejs10.x, nodejs8.10, nodejs4.3, nodejs6.10, dotnetcore1.0, dotnetcore2.0, nodejs4.3-edge, nodejs]
    ​kind=aws_lambda_function, ..., region=resoto-poweruser
    ​kind=aws_lambda_function, ..., account=poweruser-team
  2. Pipe the search command into the dump command:

    > search is(aws_lambda_function) and function_runtime in [python3.6, python2.7, dotnetcore2.1, ruby2.5, nodejs10.x, nodejs8.10, nodejs4.3, nodejs6.10, dotnetcore1.0, dotnetcore2.0, nodejs4.3-edge, nodejs] | dump
    ​reported:
    ​ id: /aws/lambda/123
    ​ name: some-name
    ​ ctime: '2022-12-05T22:53:14Z'
    ​ kind: aws_lambda_function
    ​ age: 2mo28d

    The command output will list the details of all non-compliant aws_lambda_function resources.

  3. Fix detected issues by following the remediation steps:

    • Migrating your deprecated functions to a supported runtime.
    • Testing new runtimes as they are made available.
    • Rolling out new runtimes in production as soon as possible.
    note

    Please refer to the AWS Lambda documentation for details.

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