#VU27864 Improper Authorization

Published: 2020-05-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU27864

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-7921


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Server applications / Database software

Vendor: MongoDB, Inc.


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass implemented security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect serialization of internal state in the authorization subsystem in MongoDB Server. A remote attacker with valid user credentials can bypass IP whitelisting protection mechanism and gain access to the MongoDB server.

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Vulnerable software versions

MongoDB: 3.6.0 - 4.3.2


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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