Databases typically store sensitive data or data that is important for the company. Mongoaudit helps to audit several technical aspects of running a MongoDB instance and get it properly secured.

Usage and Audience

Mongoaudit is commonly used for Application security or Database security

Target users for this tool are pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.


Clone this repository and run the setup:

> git clone
> cd mongoaudit
> python install
> 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 what the actual app looks like:

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

Supported tests

  • MongoDB listens on a port different from the default one
  • The 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 permission 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.


We’re happy you want to contribute! You can help us in different ways:

  • Open an issue with suggestions for improvements and errors you’re facing.
  • Fork this repository and submit a pull request.
  • Improve the documentation.

To submit a pull request, fork the mongoaudit repository and then clone your fork:

git clone<your-name>/mongoaudit.git

Make your suggested changes, git push and then submit a pull request.

Author and Maintainers


The mongoaudit project is maintained by:



mongoaudit is released under the [MIT License]


"With great power comes great responsibility"
  • Never use this tool on servers you don’t own. Unauthorized access to strangers’ computer systems is a crime in many countries.
  • Please use this tool at your own risk. We will accept no liability for any loss or damage which you may incur no matter how caused.
  • Don’t be evil! 

You can download mongoaudit tool here

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