Apache CouchDB < 1.0.2 Futon Admin Interface XSS
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51923
SynopsisThe remote database server is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.
DescriptionAccording to its banner, the version of CouchDB running on the remote host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability. The application fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input before it is used in the Futon admin interface.
A remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary script code in the security context of CouchDB's admin interface.
Note that Nessus did not actually test for the flaw but instead has relied on the version in CouchDB's banner so this may be a false positive.
SolutionUpgrade to CouchDB 1.0.2 or later.