Upstream information

CVE-2017-12636 at MITRE


CouchDB administrative users can configure the database server via HTTP(S). Some of the configuration options include paths for operating system-level binaries that are subsequently launched by CouchDB. This allows an admin user in Apache CouchDB before 1.7.0 and 2.x before 2.1.1 to execute arbitrary shell commands as the CouchDB user, including downloading and executing scripts from the public internet.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 9 6.5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network Network
Access Complexity Low Low
Authentication Single Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete Partial
Integrity Impact Complete Partial
Availability Impact Complete Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.2 9.9
Attack Vector Network Network
Attack Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required High Low
User Interaction None None
Scope Unchanged Changed
Confidentiality Impact High High
Integrity Impact High High
Availability Impact High High
CVSSv3 Version 3 3
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 1068386 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 1100973 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 1104204 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 1119720 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Enterprise Storage 4
  • couchdb >= 1.7.2-2.8.2
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7
  • couchdb >= 1.7.2-2.8.2

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification. The updates are grouped by state of their lifecycle. SUSE product lifecycles are documented on the lifecycle page.

Product(s) Source package State
Products past their end of life and not receiving proactive updates anymore.
SUSE Enterprise Storage 2.1 couchdb Unsupported
SUSE Enterprise Storage 3 couchdb Ignore
SUSE Enterprise Storage 4 couchdb Released
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 couchdb Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6-LTSS couchdb Unsupported
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 couchdb Released

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Tue Nov 14 21:23:05 2017
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 13 19:58:47 2023