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Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2014 03:58:18 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: MongoDB memory over-read via incorrect BSON object length (was: [HITB-Announce] HITB Magazine Issue 10 Out Now)

On Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 05:15:11PM -0500, wrote:
> >There is a memory over-read bug that can be used by an authenticated
> >user (if applicable) to obtain raw MongoDB server process memory
> >contents via incorrect BSON object length.  I guess that under most
> >deployments this does not cross a security boundary, but for some it
> >could (differently-privileged MongoDB users, data already deleted from
> >the DB yet staying in process memory, or/and metadata that is not
> >normally retrievable).
> Use CVE-2012-6619.

Thanks!  To make sure MongoDB developers are aware of this, I am CC'ing
this reply to as specified here:

Past MongoDB security issues are listed here:

and they don't appear to include this "new" issue yet.

I've just added these two links to:

MongoDB - here's some more context regarding the specific vulnerability
(now known as CVE-2012-6619, as per the assignment above):


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