Check Point Advisories

Apache CouchDB JSON Remote Privilege Escalation (CVE-2017-12635)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-1075
Date Published: 18 Dec 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Thursday 11 January, 2018
Source: Apache
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-12635
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Apache Software Foundation CouchDB prior to 1.7
Apache Software Foundation CouchDB prior to 2.1.1
Vulnerability Description A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in CouchDB. The vulnerability is due to a discrepancy between the behaviour of the Erlang and JavaScript JSON parsers used within CouchDB. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted HTTP request to a vulnerable server.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apache CouchDB JSON Remote Privilege Escalation protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Apache CouchDB JSON Remote Privilege Escalation

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