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MongoDB must only accept end entity certificates issued by DoD PKI or DoD-approved PKI Certification Authorities (CAs) for the establishment of all encrypted sessions.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-221195 MD3X-00-000730 SV-221195r879798_rule Medium
Only DoD-approved external PKIs have been evaluated to ensure that they have security controls and identity vetting procedures in place which are sufficient for DoD systems to rely on the identity asserted in the certificate. PKIs lacking sufficient security controls and identity vetting procedures risk being compromised and issuing certificates that enable adversaries to impersonate legitimate users. The authoritative list of DoD-approved PKIs is published at http://iase.disa.mil/pki-pke/interoperability. This requirement focuses on communications protection for MongoDB session rather than for the network packet.
MongoDB Enterprise Advanced 3.x Security Technical Implementation Guide 2024-01-24


Check Text ( C-22910r411079_chk )
To run MongoDB in SSL mode, you have to obtain a valid certificate singed by a single certificate authority.

Before starting the MongoDB database in SSL mode, verify that certificate used is issued by a valid DoD certificate authority (openssl x509 -in -text | grep -i "issuer").

If there is any issuer present in the certificate that is not a DoD approved certificate authority, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-22899r411080_fix)
Remove any certificate that was not issued by an approved DoD certificate authority. Contact the organization's certificate issuer and request a new certificate that is issued by a valid DoD certificate authorities.