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Red Hat Security Advisory: Zope update

Aug 15, 2000, 21:18 (0 Talkback[s])
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Subject: [RHSA-2000:052-02] Zope update

                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Zope update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:052-02
Issue date:        2000-08-11
Updated on:        2000-08-11
Product:           Red Hat Powertools
Keywords:          Zope
Cross references:  N/A

1. Topic:

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 in the getRoles method of user objects
contained in the default UserFolder implementation. Users with the ability
to edit DTML could arrange to give themselves extra roles for the duration
of a single request by mutating the roles list as a part of the request

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-DTML-08_09_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 6.2:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

d008c975cec06c552172659ffb14a3a1  6.2/SRPMS/Zope-Hotfix-DTML-08_09_2000-1.src.rpm
61e9f5fed71cbb784f2e1352cb98fb1a  6.2/noarch/Zope-Hotfix-DTML-08_09_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: