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vulnerability bulletin CVE-2016-6494

MongoDB: information disclosure via dbshell

Synthesis of the vulnerability

A local attacker can read the ~/.dbshell file of a MongoDB user, in order to obtain sensitive information.
Vulnerable software: Debian, Fedora, MongoDB Server.
Severity of this announce: 1/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: data reading.
Attacker's origin: user shell.
Creation date: 01/08/2016.
Références of this computer vulnerability: 25335, CVE-2016-6494, DLA-588-1, DLA-588-2, FEDORA-2016-4cedbd4308, FEDORA-2016-89060100d7, SEC0019, VIGILANCE-VUL-20263.

Description of the vulnerability

The MongoDB product logs commands in the ~/.dbshell file.

However, this file is created world readable.

A local attacker can therefore read the ~/.dbshell file of a MongoDB user, in order to obtain sensitive information.
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