Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1252-1 couchdb -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
21 Jan 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-12635, CVE-2017-12636.
More information:
  • CVE-2017-12635

    Prevent non-admin users to give themselves admin privileges.

  • CVE-2017-12636

    Blacklist some configuration options to prevent execution of arbitrary shell commands as the CouchDB user

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.0-5+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your couchdb packages.

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