MD4X-00-005800 - MongoDB must only accept end entity certificates issued by DoD PKI or DoD-approved PKI Certification Authorities (CAs) for the establishment of all encrypted sessions.


Only DoD-approved external PKIs have been evaluated to ensure that they have security controls and identity vetting procedures in place which are sufficient for DoD systems to rely on the identity asserted in the certificate. PKIs lacking sufficient security controls and identity vetting procedures risk being compromised and issuing certificates that enable adversaries to impersonate legitimate users.

The authoritative list of DoD-approved PKIs is published at

This requirement focuses on communications protection for MongoDB session rather than for the network packet.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Remove any certificate that was not issued by an approved DoD certificate authority. Contact the organization's certificate issuer and request a new certificate that is issued by a valid DoD certificate authority.

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References: 800-53|SC-23(5), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002470, Rule-ID|SV-252178r879798_rule, STIG-ID|MD4X-00-005800, Vuln-ID|V-252178

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