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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: mongodb security update
5 March 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2012-6619
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
running mongodb check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: mongodb security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:0230-01
Product: Red Hat OpenStack
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0230.html
Issue date: 2014-03-04
CVE Names: CVE-2012-6619
Updated mongodb packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
OpenStack 4 - x86_64
MongoDB is a NoSQL database.
A buffer over-read flaw was found in the way MongoDB handled BSON data.
A database user permitted to insert BSON data into a MongoDB server could
use this flaw to read server memory, potentially disclosing sensitive data.
All mongodb users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1049748 - CVE-2012-6619 mongodb: memory over-read via incorrect BSON object length
6. Package List:
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details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
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