CouchDB < 0.11.0 Timing Attack Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5503


The remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote host is running CouchDB, a document-oriented database. The installed version of CouchDB is earlier than 0.11.0. Such versions are potentially affected by an information disclosure vulnerability via a timing attack caused by a break-on-equality string comparison when verifying hashes or passwords.


Upgrade to CouchDB 0.11.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5503

File Name: 5503.prm

Family: Database

Published: 2010/04/06

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 45435

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/03/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0009

BID: 39116