services / Google Cloud / Compute Engine global addresses

Manage global addresses used by cloud load balancers.

Limited attack compared to direct VM access; exploitation involves also exercising risks in load-balancer routing.


Requires an attacker to also be able to manipulate load-balancer routing rules to gain access to any network resource.


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/​compute/​docs/​ip-​addresses/​
  • https:​/​/​cloud.​google.​com/​load-​balancing/​docs/​choosing-​load-​balancer#​global-​regional
  • https:​/​/​cloud.​google.​com/​sdk/​gcloud/​reference/​compute/​addresses
  • https:​/​/​cloud.​google.​com/​compute/​docs/​reference/​rest/​v1/​globalAddresses
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