GLSA-201611-13 : MongoDB: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95020


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201611-13 (MongoDB: Denial of Service)

MongoDB’s ‘mongod’ server fails to validate some cases of malformed BSON.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted BSON request possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MongoDB users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/mongodb-2.4.13'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95020

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201611-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/11/21

Modified: 2016/11/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mongodb, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1609

GLSA: 201611-13