Network misconfigurations

AWS EC2 instance allows public ingress access on Memcached port 11211

Risk Level

Hazardous (3)

Compliance Frameworks


Allowing Inbound traffic from external IPv4 addresses to Memcached ports can lead to attacks like DoS, Brute Force, Smurf and reconnaissance. It is a best practice to restrict the inbound traffic from specific addresses.
  • Recommended Mitigation

    It is recommended to replace the source IP of the rule with a specific IP address or delete the rule.