PT-2012-40: Remote Code Execution in MongoDB
Version: 2.x and earlier
Severity level: High
Impact: Remote Code Execution
Access Vector: Remote
Base Score: 8.3
CVE: not assigned
MongoDB is an open-source document-centric database management system (DBMS) that do not require description of scheme of tables.
The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Remote Code Execution vulnerability in MongoDB application.
If an attacker manages to call REST interface that is run on 28017 port by default, he or she can execute SSJS code.
How to fix
Update your software up to the latest version
10.09.2012 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
13.02.2013 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
10.07.2013 - Public disclosure
The vulnerability was detected by Mikhail Firstov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)
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