Vulnerability Details

Apache CouchDB <= 3.1.1 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability - Windows

Published: 2021-10-18 11:49:15
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Detection Type:
Remote Banner

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Summary:
Apache CouchDB is prone to a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
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.

Impact:
This privilege escalation vulnerability allows an attacker to add or remove data in any database or make configuration changes.

Affected Versions:
Apache CouchDB version 3.1.1 and prior.

Recommendations:
Update to version 3.1.2, 3.2.0 or later.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2021-38295

References:

https://docs.couchdb.org/en/stable/cve/2021-38295.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.0
Published
2021-10-18
Modified
2021-10-19
Category
Databases

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