Apache CouchDB < 0.11.0 Hash Verification Information Leak

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote database server has an information leak vulnerability.

Description :

According to its banner, the version of CouchDB running on the remote
host has an information leak vulnerability. The application does not
use a constant-time comparison algorithm when attempting to verify
hashes and passwords. The server will respond to mismatches more
quickly than it responds to matches.

A remote attacker could exploit this by performing side-channel brute
force attacks, which could lead to administrative access.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to CouchDB 0.11.0 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Databases

Nessus Plugin ID: 45435 (couchdb_0_11_0.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 39116

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0009

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