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AppWatch: Zope 2.1.7 - SECURITY UPDATE

Jun 15, 2000, 23:55 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John D. Rowell)

[ Thanks to John D. Rowell for this link. ]

From the site:

"We have recently become aware of an important security issue that affects all released Zope versions including the recent 2.2 beta 1 release. The issue involves an inadequately protected method in one of the base classes in the DocumentTemplate package that could allow the contents of DTMLDocuments or DTMLMethods to be changed remotely or through DTML code without forcing proper user authorization. A Zope 2.1.7 release has been made that resolves this issue for Zope 2.1.x users. This release is available from"

"While we know of no instances of this issue being used to exploit a site, we *highly* recommend that any Zope site that is accessible by untrusted clients take the appropriate mitigation steps immediately."

So hurry and upgrade. If you want to know of other changes since the version of Zope you're currently using, check out the changes history at