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  1. Core Server
  2. SERVER-31203

Disable server-side execution of JavaScript code by default

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major - P3
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Security
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      Description

      The Security Checklist instructs users to Run MongoDB with Secure Configuration Options, such as disabling execution of JavaScript code for certain server-side operations: mapReduce, group, and $where..

      Rather then instructing users to disable this feature for security reasons, we should be secure by default and force the user to enable this feature if they require it.

      https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/reference/configuration-options/#security.javascriptEnabled

      When disabled, you cannot use operations that perform server-side execution of JavaScript code, such as the $where query operator, mapReduce command and the db.collection.mapReduce() method, group command and the db.collection.group() method.

      https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/core/server-side-javascript/

      If you are using SELinux, any MongoDB operation that requires server-side JavaScript will result in segfault errors. Disable Server-Side Execution of JavaScript describes how to disable execution of server-side JavaScript.

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