Instance IP assignment is not set to private Affecting Compute Engine service in Google


    Severity Framework
    Snyk CCSS
    Rule category
    Network / Access Control

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-CC-00716
  • credit Snyk Research Team


Setting the instance IP assignment to private ensures that the instance is assigned a private IP address, which improves network security by preventing direct access from the internet. This reduces the risk of unauthorized access and potential attacks on the instance. By configuring the instance IP assignment to private, the instance will only be accessible within the private network, providing an additional layer of protection.

How to fix?

Create a google_compute_instance resource with a network_interface block (optionally configure the attribute network_ip within it). However, do not create a access_config block within the network_interface block.

Example Configuration

resource "google_compute_instance" "default" {
  name         = "default"
  machine_type = "e2-medium"
  zone         = "us-central1-a"

  boot_disk {
    initialize_params {
      image = "debian-cloud/debian-11"

  network_interface {
    network = "default"