MongoDB Server CVE-2019-2390 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

August 30, 2019

Description

MongoDB Server is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause a denial-of-service condition.

Technologies Affected

  • IBM Cloud App Management 2019.2.0
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.4.1
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.4.10
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.4.13
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.4.17
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.4.19
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.4.20
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.4.21
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.4.3
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.4.4
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.4.5
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.4.6
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.4.7
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.4.8
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.4.9
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.6.1
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.6.10
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.6.11
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.6.12
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.6.13
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.6.5
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.6.7
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.6.8
  • MongoDB Mongodb 3.6.9
  • MongoDB Mongodb 4.0.1
  • MongoDB Mongodb 4.0.10
  • MongoDB Mongodb 4.0.2
  • MongoDB Mongodb 4.0.3
  • MongoDB Mongodb 4.0.4
  • MongoDB Mongodb 4.0.5
  • MongoDB Mongodb 4.0.6
  • MongoDB Mongodb 4.0.7
  • MongoDB Mongodb 4.0.8
  • MongoDB Mongodb 4.0.9

Recommendations

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, block access at the network perimeter to computers hosting the vulnerable application.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity such as unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
To limit exposure to these and other latent vulnerabilities, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
To reduce the likelihood of attacks, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

References

Credits

Rich Mirch


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