I had this exact problem recently on Amazon Linux, and the solution seems likely to be the same here as it was for me. The issue was that I was using the default operating system repositories (which had and have out-of-date versions of Mongo packages) instead of using 10gen's own repositories. 10gen's version of the package does not suffer from this bug.
After removing the Ubuntu repo version of MongoDB, here's how you can install up-to-date packages.
Import 10gen's gpg key:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 7F0CEB10
Create a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/10gen.list file and include the following line for the 10gen repository.
echo 'deb http://downloads-distro.mongodb.org/repo/ubuntu-upstart dist 10gen' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/10gen.list
sudo apt-get update and then
sudo apt-get install mongodb-10gen
Instructions were pulled from this page: http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-ubuntu/
Anyone running into this issue on something in the RHEL family can find instructions here: http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-red-hat-centos-or-fedora-linux/