Upstream information

CVE-2021-38295 at MITRE

Description

In Apache CouchDB, a malicious user with permission to create documents in a database is able to attach a HTML attachment to a document. If a CouchDB admin opens that attachment in a browser, e.g. via the CouchDB admin interface Fauxton, any JavaScript code embedded in that HTML attachment will be executed within the security context of that admin. A similar route is available with the already deprecated _show and _list functionality. This privilege escalation vulnerability allows an attacker to add or remove data in any database or make configuration changes. This issue affected Apache CouchDB prior to 3.1.2

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 6
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.3 7.3
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local Local
Attack Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required Low Low
User Interaction Required Required
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High High
Integrity Impact High High
Availability Impact High High
CVSSv3 Version 3.1 3.1

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This issue is not exploitable in the OpenStack environment where couchdb is used, so we are not considering it affected.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1191991 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.


Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8 couchdb Not affected
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 9 couchdb Not affected


SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Tue Oct 12 14:03:18 2021
CVE page last modified: Sat Nov 5 16:20:00 2022