CouchDB: Denial of Service — GLSA 201412-16

A vulnerability in CouchDB could result in Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

dev-db/couchdb on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.5.1
Unaffected versions >= 1.5.1

Background

Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database.

Description

CouchDB does not properly sanitize the count parameter for Universally Unique Identifiers (UUID) requests.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to CouchDB, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

The /_uuids handler can be disabled in local.ini with the following configuration:

[httpd_global_handlers] _uuids =

Resolution

All CouchDB users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/couchdb-1.5.1"
 

References

Release Date
December 13, 2014

Latest Revision
December 13, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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