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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201711-16

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201711-16
Posted Nov 20, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201711-16 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in CouchDB, the worst of which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary shell commands. Versions less than 1.7.1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, shell, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-12635, CVE-2017-12636
MD5 | a083aed437a012f431a19805566e8eaa

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201711-16

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Severity: Normal
Title: CouchDB: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: November 19, 2017
Bugs: #637516
ID: 201711-16

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in CouchDB, the worst of which
could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary shell commands.

Background
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Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free
document-oriented database.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-db/couchdb < 1.7.1 >= 1.7.1

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in CouchDB. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary shell commands or escalate
privileges.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All CouchDB users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/couchdb-1.7.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-12635
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-12635
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-12636
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-12636

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201711-16

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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