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Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 19:26:38 +0200
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <>
CC: oss-security <>,
        Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject: CVE Request -- Apache CouchDB v.0.11.0 -- timing attacks flaw

Hi Steve, vendors,

   Apache CouchDB upstream has released latest, v.0.11.0
version, addressing timing attack flaw(s). More from Bugtraq

"Apache CouchDB versions prior to version 0.11.0 are vulnerable to
timing attacks, also known as side-channel information leakage,
due to using simple break-on-inequality string comparisons when
verifying hashes and passwords."


   Jason Davies of the Apache CouchDB development team

[1] references CVE-2008-2370 as CVE id, but CVE-2008-2370 is Apache Tomcat flaw:

Since Apache CouchDB is different code base, susceptible to the same
issue as in [3], assuming new CVE identifier is required.

Steve, could you allocate one?

Thanks && Regards, Jan.
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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