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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201412-16 ] CouchDB: Denial of Service Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: CouchDB: Denial of Service (GLSA 201412-16)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: December 13, 2014
Bug(s): #506354
ID: 201412-16

Synopsis

A vulnerability in CouchDB could result in Denial of Service.

Background

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


Affected Packages

Package: dev-db/couchdb
Vulnerable: < 1.5.1
Unaffected: >= 1.5.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


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


References

CVE-2014-2668
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