couchdb-user mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Jeremy Wall" <>
Subject Re: Security via probability
Date Tue, 07 Oct 2008 23:42:10 GMT
This assumes that the user has to guess. If the user gets the docif
via some other means, say by the all docs query built in to couchdb
then h doesn't have to guess.

On 10/7/08, Paul Carey <> wrote:
> My webapp PUTs data to a url like /controller/couchdb_db_doc_id. The
> associated action currently performs no security checks. Specifically,
> it doesn't ensure that the user making the PUT request and modifying
> the data actually owns the associated document.
> Given a uuid as a doc id, the chances of guessing a doc id are very
> low indeed; successfully guessing a typical user's password would be
> much easier. In order for an attack to be successful the attacker
> would have to first guess a document id - extremely unlikely. This
> leads me to believe that I don't *need* to perform any security checks
> when modifying a document as described above. Any thoughts to the
> contrary?
> Cheers
> Paul

Sent from my mobile device

View raw message