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Red Hat Security Advisory: Zope update

Jun 23, 2000, 06:33 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 17:33:00 -0400
From: bugzilla@REDHAT.COM
Subject: [RHSA-2000:038-01] Zope update

                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Zope update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:038-01
Issue date:        2000-06-22
Updated on:        2000-06-22
Product:           Red Hat Powertools
Keywords:          Zope
Cross references:  N/A

1. Topic:

Remote vulnerabilities exist with all Zope-2.0 releases.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 6.1 - noarch
Red Hat Powertools 6.2 - noarch

3. Problem description:

This hotfix corrects issues with 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.

4. Solution:

Users of Red Hat Powertools 6.1 who have not upgraded Zope to the version of Zope released in Red Hat Powertools 6.2 (2.1.2-5) need to do so prior to installing this Zope update. The Zope packages from 6.2 are located at:


After you have upgraded to Zope-2.1.2-5 install the Zope-Hotfix package. To install the update, use this command:

rpm -Uvh Zope-Hotfix-06_16_2000-1.noarch.rpm

Once the Zope-Hotfix package is installed, restart Zope.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 6.1:

Red Hat Powertools 6.2:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

9f0f351b44a834ef84f56ae6a6d2a5df 6.2/SRPMS/Zope-Hotfix-06_16_2000-1.src.rpm
dee87d4dd038b1a10f6e46a0883197b3 6.2/noarch/Zope-Hotfix-06_16_2000-1.noarch.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
rpm --checksig

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
rpm --checksig --nogpg

8. References: