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MongoDB BSON Handling Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability



MongoDB BSON Handling Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
March 06, 2015

Summary:
========

Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a remote denial of service
vulnerability in MongoDB. It allows remote attackers to launch a denial of
service attack without providing any authentication credentials.


Impact:
=======

Remote Denial Of Service


Risk:
=====

High


Affected Software:
==================

MongoDB 2.4.12
MongoDB 2.6.7
MongoDB 3.0.0-rc8 
 

Additional Information:
=======================

MongoDB fails to validate malformed BSON message. A specially crafted BSON
message may trigger an uncaught exception in the server, which can result in
a loss of availability. 


Solutions:
==========

Apply the solution provided by MongoDB Inc. See
https://jira.mongodb.org/browse/SERVER-17264.

FortiGuard Labs released the following signature which covers this specific
vulnerability:
MongoDB.BSON.Handling.Remote.DoS
 
 
Acknowledgement:
================

Xiaopeng Zhang of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.


References:
===========

http://www.fortiguard.com/advisory/FG-VD-15-012/
https://www.mongodb.org/about/alerts/
https://jira.mongodb.org/browse/SERVER-17264
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2015-1609


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