Apache CouchDB < 3.3.3 Privilege Escalation

medium Nessus Plugin ID 186916


The remote database server is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


According to its banner, the version of CouchDB running on the remote host is prior to 3.3.3. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability:

- Design document functions which receive a user http request object may expose authorization or session cookie headers of the user who accesses the document. (CVE-2023-45725)

Note that Nessus did not actually test for these flaws but instead, has relied on the version in CouchDB's banner.


Upgrade to CouchDB 3.3.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 186916

File Name: couchdb_3_3_3.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: Databases

Published: 12/14/2023

Updated: 12/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-45725


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.7

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:couchdb

Required KB Items: www/couchdb

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/12/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/12/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-45725

IAVB: 2023-B-0099