Debian DSA-2107-1 : couchdb - untrusted search path
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49184
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionDan Rosenberg discovered that in couchdb, a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database, an insecure library search path is used. A local attacker could execute arbitrary code by first dumping a maliciously crafted shared library in some directory, and then having an administrator run couchdb from this same directory.
SolutionUpgrade the couchdb package.
For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 0.8.0-2+lenny1.