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MongoDB must maintain the authenticity of communications sessions by guarding against man-in-the-middle attacks that guess at Session ID values.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-221176 MD3X-00-000410 SV-221176r879639_rule Medium
One class of man-in-the-middle, or session hijacking, attack involves the adversary guessing at valid session identifiers based on patterns in identifiers already known. The preferred technique for thwarting guesses at Session IDs is the generation of unique session identifiers using a FIPS 140-2 approved random number generator. However, it is recognized that available DBMS products do not all implement the preferred technique yet may have other protections against session hijacking. Therefore, other techniques are acceptable, provided they are demonstrated to be effective.
MongoDB Enterprise Advanced 3.x Security Technical Implementation Guide 2024-01-24


Check Text ( C-22891r411022_chk )
Check the MongoDB configuration file (default location: /etc/mongod.conf).

The following should be set:

mode: requireSSL

If this is not found in the MongoDB configuration file, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-22880r411023_fix)
Follow the documentation guide at https://docs.mongodb.com/v3.4/tutorial/configure-ssl/.

Stop/start (restart) and mongod or mongos using the MongoDB configuration file.