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<glsa id="201412-16">
<title>CouchDB: Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in CouchDB could result in Denial of Service.</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">couchdb</product>
<announced>December 13, 2014</announced>
<revised>December 13, 2014: 1</revised>
<bug>506354</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-db/couchdb" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.5.1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.5.1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free
document-oriented database.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>CouchDB does not properly sanitize the count parameter for Universally
Unique Identifiers (UUID) requests.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to CouchDB,
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>The /_uuids handler can be disabled in local.ini with the following
configuration:
</p>
<p>[httpd_global_handlers]
_uuids =
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>All CouchDB users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=dev-db/couchdb-1.5.1"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-2668">CVE-2014-2668</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:24:09 +0000">
keytoaster
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:06:39 +0000">ackle</metadata>
</glsa>