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vulnerability note CVE-2015-2705

MongoDB: denial of service via Index Name

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An authenticated attacker can use an empty Index Name in MongoDB, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable products: MongoDB Server.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Consequences of a hack: denial of service on service.
Hacker's origin: user account.
Creation date: 30/03/2015.
Références of this bulletin: CVE-2015-2705, FG-VD-15-018, VIGILANCE-VUL-16494.

Description of the vulnerability

The MongoDB product implements a database supporting indexes.

However, if the name of an index is empty in "createIndexes", a fatal error occurs in the src/mongo/db/catalog/index_catalog.cpp file.

An authenticated attacker can therefore use an empty Index Name in MongoDB, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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