A powerful MongoDB auditing and pentesting tool


mongoaudit is a CLI tool for auditing MongoDB servers, detecting poor security settings and performing automated penetration testing.

Installing with pip

This is the recommended installation method in case you have python and pip.

pip install mongoaudit

Alternative installer

Use this if and only if python and pip are not available on your platform.

curl -s https://mongoaud.it/install | bash

works on Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and Bash for Windows 10

If you are serious about security you should always use the PIP installer or, better yet, follow best security practices: clone this repository, check the source code and only then run it with python mongoaudit.


It is widely known that there are quite a few holes in MongoDB’s default configuration settings. This fact, combined with abundant lazy system administrators and developers, has led to what the press has called the MongoDB apocalypse.

mongoaudit not only detects misconfigurations, known vulnerabilities and bugs but also gives you advice on how to fix them, recommends best practices and teaches you how to DevOp like a pro!

This is how the actual app looks like:

mongoaudit screenshot
Yep, that’s material design on a console line interface. (Powered by urwid)

Supported tests

  • MongoDB listens on a port different to default one
  • Server only accepts connections from whitelisted hosts / networks
  • MongoDB HTTP status interface is not accessible on port 28017
  • MongoDB is not exposing its version number
  • MongoDB version is newer than 2.4
  • TLS/SSL encryption is enabled
  • Authentication is enabled
  • SCRAM-SHA-1 authentication method is enabled
  • Server-side Javascript is forbidden *
  • Roles granted to the user only permit CRUD operations *
  • The user has permissions over a single database *
  • Security bug CVE-2015-7882
  • Security bug CVE-2015-2705
  • Security bug CVE-2014-8964
  • Security bug CVE-2015-1609
  • Security bug CVE-2014-3971
  • Security bug CVE-2014-2917
  • Security bug CVE-2013-4650
  • Security bug CVE-2013-3969
  • Security bug CVE-2012-6619
  • Security bug CVE-2013-1892
  • Security bug CVE-2013-2132

Tests marked with an asterisk (*) require valid authentication credentials.

How can I best secure my MongoDB?

Once you run any of the test suites provided by mongoaudit, it will offer you to receive a fully detailed report via email. This personalized report links to a series of useful guides on how to fix every specific issue and how to harden your MongoDB deployments.

For your convenience, we have also published the mongoaudit guides in our Medium publication.

Mongo Audit, Database Pentesting

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