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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20140326

Apache CouchDB UUIDs Request Denial of Service Vulnerability

Date Disclosed:
3/24/2014

Date Patched:
Patch Not Yet Available

Vendor:
Apache

Affected Software:
CouchDB 1.5.0 and possibly other versions

Description:
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. 

Severity:
Moderate

Code Execution:
No.

Impact:
Denial of Service
Exploitation of this vulnerability will cause CouchDB to become unresponsive, causing a denial of service condition.

Mitigation:
Filter GET requests with an unusually large _uuid count, such as the one demonstrated in the proof of concept.

Protection:
BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 33389 - Apache CouchDB 1.5.0 and Prior Denial of Service

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Status:
3/24/2014 - Original advisory/proof of concept released.

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