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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20140326

Apache CouchDB UUIDs Request Denial of Service Vulnerability

Date Disclosed:

Date Patched:
Patch Not Yet Available


Affected Software:
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. 


Code Execution:

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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