Automated NoSQL Database Injection Attacks: NoSQLMap

ID N0WHERE:14302
Type n0where
Reporter N0where
Modified 2014-02-08T13:10:16


NoSQLMap is an open source Python tool designed to audit for as well as automate injection attacks and exploit default configuration weaknesses in NoSQL databases as well as web applications using NoSQL in order to disclose data from the database.

It is named as a tribute to Bernardo Damele and Miroslav’s Stampar’s popular SQL injection tool sqlmap , and its concepts are based on and extensions of Ming Chow’s excellent presentation at Defcon 21, “Abusing NoSQL Databases” . Presently the tool’s exploits are focused around MongoDB, but additional support for other NoSQL based platforms such as CouchDB, Redis, and Cassandra are planned in future releases.


On a Debian or Red Hat based system, the script may be run as root to automate the installation of NoSQLMap’s dependencies.

Varies based on features used:

  • Metasploit Framework,
  • Python with PyMongo,
  • httplib2,
  • and urllib available.
  • A local, default MongoDB instance for cloning databases to. Check here for installation instructions.

There are some various other libraries required that a normal Python installation should have readily available. Your milage may vary, check the script.


  • Automated MongoDB and CouchDB database enumeration and cloning attacks.
  • Extraction of database names, users, and password hashes through MongoDB web applications.
  • Scanning subnets or IP lists for MongoDB and CouchDB databases with default access and enumerating versions.
  • Dictionary and brute force password cracking of recovered MongoDB and CouchDB hashes.
  • PHP application parameter injection attacks against MongoClient to return all database records.
  • Javascript function variable escaping and arbitrary code injection to return all database records.
  • Timing based attacks similar to blind SQL injection to validate Javascript injection vulnerabilities with no feedback from the application.

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