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  1. Core Server
  2. SERVER-4692

Read-only users should be denied access to system.users collection

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    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Critical - P2
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • 2.0.2
    • 2.1.1
    • Security
    • Minor Change
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    Description

      Original Title: system.users collection placement allows offline dictionary attack for read-only users

      When using authentication with mongodb, users with read-write permissions have their password hashes stored in system.users. Read-only users can read these hashes. This permits read-only users to read the password hashes of read/write users and perform an offline dictionary attack in order to escalate their privileges.

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              mathias@mongodb.com Mathias Stearn
              npmccallum Nathaniel McCallum
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