#ProjectVoriDazel exposes misconfigured databases
Just as Chris Vickery has tried to focus attention that there are still tens of thousands of misconfigured databases exposing PII and other information that should be protected because port 27017 is open, now TeamGhostShell is also calling attention to the problem – plus other open ports and issues.
In his disclosure on a paste site, Razvan Eugen Gheorghe (aka “Team GhostShell,” @GhostShellNews) writes:
For more than a few years now various people across the net have been signaling an on-going vulnerability within the new MEAN Stack system of client/routing/server. The successor of the LAMP Stack, an already infamous vulnerable platform, many thought this new one is more secure, yet it’s almost the exact same as its predecessor. MySQL typically replaced by NoSQL and the main database configuration managed by MongoDB.
This project will focus solely on this poorly configured MongoDB. I’d like to mention exactly how easy it is to infiltrate within these types of networks but also how chilled sysadmins tend to be with their security measures. Or should I say, lack thereof.
In a lot of instances the owners don’t bother checking for open ports on their newly configured servers, not only that but they also don’t concern themselves with establishing a proper authentication process. (Just a simple username/password)
Typical open ports:
22, 53, 80, 81, 110, 137, 143 443, 465, 993, 995, 3000, 8080, 27017, 3306, 6379, 8888, 28017, 64738, 25565
This can basically lead to anyone infiltrating the network and managing their internal data without any interference. You don’t even have to elevate your privileges, you just connect and have total access. You can create new databases, delete existing ones, alter data, and so much more.
I am leaking more than 36 million accounts/records of internal data from these types of networks to raise awareness about what happens when you decide not to even add a username/password as root or check for open ports, let alone encrypt the data. Each server folder has within it a plaintext file with the general info of the target, a screenshot from within my MongoDB client with me having access and of course the leaked data in raw text. There are a few million accounts with passwords and the rest is private person data or other types.
This should serve as a cruel reminder of what happens when you don’t use proper security hygiene. And don’t worry if you thought this is the only vulnerability out there, guess again. The old ones remain as well.
(links deleted by DataBreaches.net)
ZDNet, ably assisted by Lee Johnstone, provides some comments and analyses of the data dump.