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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
USN-5101-1: MongoDB vulnerability
5 October 2021
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2019-20925
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators
running MongoDB check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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USN-5101-1: MongoDB vulnerability
04 October 2021
MongoDB could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network
o Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
o Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
o mongodb - object/document-oriented database
It was discovered that MongoDB incorrectly handled certain wire protocol
messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause MongoDB
to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
o mongodb-server - 1:3.6.9+really3.6.8+90~g8e540c0b6d-0ubuntu5.3
o mongodb - 1:3.6.9+really3.6.8+90~g8e540c0b6d-0ubuntu5.3
o mongodb-clients - 1:3.6.9+really3.6.8+90~g8e540c0b6d-0ubuntu5.3
o mongodb-server-core - 1:3.6.9+really3.6.8+90~g8e540c0b6d-0ubuntu5.3
o mongodb-server - 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu1.4
o mongodb - 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu1.4
o mongodb-clients - 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu1.4
o mongodb-server-core - 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu1.4
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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