Bug 969560 (CVE-2013-2132) - CVE-2013-2132 pymongo: null pointer when decoding invalid DBRef
Summary: CVE-2013-2132 pymongo: null pointer when decoding invalid DBRef
Alias: CVE-2013-2132
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 969563 969566 969569 969570 969571 969574 969582 969626 1165388
Blocks: 969581
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-05-31 19:34 UTC by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2020-07-31 12:24 UTC (History)
27 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-01-17 05:43:47 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:1170 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: mongodb and pymongo security and enhancement update 2013-08-21 21:27:48 UTC

Description Kurt Seifried 2013-05-31 19:34:15 UTC
A user triggerable null pointer occurs when parsing invalid DBref records. 
This was reported by Jibbers McGee.

This can be triggered in Mongo shell:
db.python532.insert({x : {"$ref" : "whatever"} });

Or in Python shell:
import pymongo

A workaround is reportedly available:
Add "process_dbrefs=False" to all the drivers

External reference:

Upstream patch:

Comment 1 Kurt Seifried 2013-05-31 19:38:48 UTC
Created mongodb tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-all [bug 969563]

Comment 2 Kurt Seifried 2013-05-31 19:39:44 UTC
Created mongodb tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 969566]

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2013-08-21 17:30:06 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-6 v.2

Via RHSA-2013:1170 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1170.html

Comment 9 Kurt Seifried 2014-08-08 19:30:18 UTC

Red Hat Update Infrastructure 2.1.3 is now in Production 2 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Moderate security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Update Infrastructure Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/rhui.

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