GLSA-201412-16 : CouchDB: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79969


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


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:
_uuids =


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79969

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-16.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/15

Updated: 2018/12/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:couchdb, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2668

BID: 66474

GLSA: 201412-16