CouchDB: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201711-16

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in CouchDB, the worst of which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary shell commands.

Affected Packages

dev-db/couchdb on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.7.1
Unaffected versions >= 1.7.1

Background

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

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in CouchDB. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary shell commands or escalate privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All CouchDB users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/couchdb-1.7.1"
 

References

Release Date
November 19, 2017

Latest Revision
November 19, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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