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Apache CouchDB UUIDs Request Denial of Service Vulnerability
Patch Not Yet Available
CouchDB 1.5.0 and possibly other versions
CouchDB contains a vulnerability whereby a request with a very large _uuid count can cause the CouchDB process to stop responding. This causes a denial of service condition, and may require a machine restart in order to recover.
Denial of Service
Exploitation of this vulnerability will cause CouchDB to become unresponsive, causing a denial of service condition.
Filter GET requests with an unusually large _uuid count, such as the one demonstrated in the proof of concept.
BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.
33389 - Apache CouchDB 1.5.0 and Prior Denial of Service
3/24/2014 - Original advisory/proof of concept released.
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