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Category:   Application (Database)  >   CouchDB Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache CouchDB 'uuids' Count Parameter Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029967
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029967
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-2668   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 29 2014
Original Entry Date:  Mar 27 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5.0 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache CouchDB. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a GET request to '_uuids' with a specially crafted 'count' parameter value to cause the target service to hang or crash.

A demonstration exploit URL is provided:

http://[target]/_uuids?count=99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/32519/

KrustyHack reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to hang or crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  couchdb.apache.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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