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MongoDB Two Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2013-07-19    Last Update:  2013-07-23    Views:  2,080

Secunia Advisory SA54170

Where:

From local network

Impact:

Security Bypass, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Two vulnerabilities have been reported in MongoDB, which can be exploited by malicious users to bypass certain security restrictions and compromise a vulnerable system.

1) An error when handling permissions checks can be exploited to shadow the " __system" user and perform otherwise restricted actions.

This vulnerability is reported in versions 2.4.0 through 2.4.4 and version 2.5.0.

2) An error within the "mongo::mongoFind()" function (src/mongo/scripting/v8_db.cpp) when parsing certain regular expressions can be exploited to dereference an unintialized pointer.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows execution of arbitrary code.

This vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.4.4 and reported in versions 2.4.0 through 2.4.4.


Solution:
Update to version 2.4.5 or 2.5.1.

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) Reported by the vendor.
2) agixid, SCRT.

Original Advisory:
MongoDB:
http://www.mongodb.org/about/alerts/
https://jira.mongodb.org/browse/SERVER-9983
https://jira.mongodb.org/browse/SERVER-9878

SCRT:
http://blog.scrt.ch/2013/06/04/mongodb-rce-by-databasespraying/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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