GLSA-201412-16 : CouchDB: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-16
(CouchDB: Denial of Service)

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 =

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201412-16

Solution :

All CouchDB users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/couchdb-1.5.1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79969 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66474

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2668

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