services / Google Cloud / Compute Engine backend services

Backend endpoints that may be referenced by load-balancer URL maps, or via Cloud CDN.

Used to serve dynamic content via a load balancer.


When combined with the ability to edit URL maps, allows an attacker to point a load-balancer URL to a backend service.


Scope: HIGH

This privilege may grant access to sensitive data from a single organizational function, or allow interruption of a service supporting a single organizational function.


  • https:​/​/​cloud.​google.​com/​load-​balancing/​docs/​backend-​service
  • https:​/​/​cloud.​google.​com/​compute/​docs/​reference/​rest/​v1/​backendServices
  • https:​/​/​cloud.​google.​com/​compute/​docs/​reference/​rest/​v1/​urlMaps/​insert
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