DescriptionApache CouchDB administrative users can configure the database server via HTTP(S). Due to insufficient validation of administrator-supplied configuration settings via the HTTP API, it is possible for a CouchDB administrator user to escalate their privileges to that of the operating system's user that CouchDB runs under, by bypassing the blacklist of configuration settings that are not allowed to be modified via the HTTP API. This privilege escalation effectively allows an existing CouchDB admin user to gain arbitrary remote code execution, bypassing already disclosed CVE-2017-12636. Mitigation: All users should upgrade to CouchDB releases 1.7.2 or 2.1.2.
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having important severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
|National Vulnerability Database||SUSE|
- SUSE-SU-2018:2578-1, published Fri Aug 31 10:13:11 MDT 2018
- SUSE-SU-2018:2765-1, published Thu Sep 20 04:16:47 MDT 2018
List of released packages
|Product(s)||Fixed package version(s)||References|
|SUSE Enterprise Storage 4|| ||Patchnames:
|SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7|| ||Patchnames:
|SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8|| ||Patchnames:
Status of this issue by product and package
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|SUSE Enterprise Storage 4||couchdb||Released|
|SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7||couchdb||Released|
|SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8||couchdb||Released|