How to Find Public AWS EC2 Instances with Instance Profiles
Exposing an EC2 directly to internet increases the attack surface and therefore the risk of compromise.
This security check is part of the CIS Amazon Web Services Benchmarks and is rated severity medium.
This guide assumes that you have already installed and configured Resoto to collect your AWS resources.
Execute the following
searchcommand in Resoto Shell or Resoto UI:
> search is(aws_ec2_instance) and instance_public_ip_address!=null and instance_iam_instance_profile!=null
kind=aws_ec2_instance, ..., region=resoto-poweruser
kind=aws_ec2_instance, ..., account=poweruser-team
searchcommand into the
> search is(aws_ec2_instance) and instance_public_ip_address!=null and instance_iam_instance_profile!=null | dump
The command output will list the details of all non-compliant
- Do not expose EC2 instances with Instance Profiles directly to the internet.
- Use a firewall or API Gateway.
Please refer to the AWS EC2 documentation for details.