Debian Security Advisory

DLA-588-2 mongodb -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
09 Aug 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 832908, Bug 833087.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-6494.
More information:

This is an update of DLA-558-1. The previous build had revision number that was considered lower than the one in wheezy and was therefore not installed at upgrade.

The text for DLA-558-1 is included here for reference (with some improvement).

Two security related problems have been found in the mongodb package, both related to logging.

  • CVE-2016-6494

    World-readable .dbshell history file

  • Debian Bug 833087

    Bruteforcable challenge responses in unprotected logfile

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.6-1.1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mongodb packages.

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