Network misconfigurations

Ec2 instance with public IPv4 address

Risk Level

Informational (4)



AWS EC2 instances can be assigned with a public ip, which allows the instances to connect with resources outside of the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). It was found that the EC2 instance {AwsEc2Instance} has a public IPv4 address {AwsEc2Instance.PublicIpAddress}. Without extra security control such as Security Group or Access Control List, the instance could be accessible publicly and may be subject to attacks