Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database.
CouchDB does not properly sanitize the count parameter for Universally Unique Identifiers (UUID) requests.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to CouchDB, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
The /_uuids handler can be disabled in local.ini with the following configuration:
[httpd_global_handlers] _uuids =
All CouchDB users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/couchdb-1.5.1"