Blind NoSQL Injection (differential analysis)

High Web Application Scanning Plugin ID 98119


Blind NoSQL Injection (differential analysis)


A NoSQL injection occurs when a value originating from the client's request is used within a NoSQL call without prior sanitisation.

This can allow cyber-criminals to execute arbitrary NoSQL code and thus steal data, or use the additional functionality of the database server to take control of further server components.

Scanner discovered that the affected page and parameter are vulnerable. This injection was detected as scanner was able to inject specific NoSQL queries that if vulnerable result in the responses for each injection being different. This is known as a blind NoSQL injection vulnerability.


The most effective remediation against NoSQL injection attacks is to ensure that NoSQL API calls are not constructed via string concatenation that includes unsanitized data.
Sanitization is best achieved using existing escaping libraries.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 98119

Type: remote

Family: Injection

Published: 2017/03/31

Updated: 2020/05/27

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Reference Information

CWE: 89

WASC: SQL Injection

OWASP: 2017-A1, 2013-A1, 2010-A1