PT-2012-41: Columns Overwriting and Adding in MongoDB
Version: 2.x and earlier
Severity level: Medium
Impact: Columns Overwriting and Adding
Access Vector: Local
Base Score: 5.5
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 "Columns Overwriting and Adding" vulnerability in MongoDB application.
MongoDB allows attackers to overwrite column’s value because of incorrect handling of BSON document in column’s name in insert command.
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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