Upstream information

CVE-2018-8007 at MITRE


Apache 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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 9
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.2 8.8
Attack Vector Network Local
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: 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
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8
  • couchdb >= 1.7.2-3.3.1

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Enterprise Storage 4 couchdb Released
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 couchdb Released
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8 couchdb Released

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Wed Jul 11 14:35:02 2018
CVE page last modified: Tue Nov 29 14:14:20 2022