GLSA-201412-16 : CouchDB: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79969
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to CouchDB, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
The /_uuids handler can be disabled in local.ini with the following configuration:
SolutionAll CouchDB users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/couchdb-1.5.1'