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Debian Security Advisory: zope privilege escalation

Dec 19, 2000, 04:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wichert Akkerman)

Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 01:38:59 +0100
From: Wichert Akkerman wichert@cistron.nl
To: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA-006-1] zope privilege escalation

Debian Security Advisory DSA-006-1                                      security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                   Wichert Akkerman 
December 19, 2000

Package        : zope
Problem type   : privilege escalation
Debian-specific: no
Last week a Zope (security advisory was released which indicated Erik Enge found a problem in the way Zope calculates roles. In some situations Zope checked the wrong folder hierarchy which could cause it to grant local roles when it should not. In other words: users with privileges in one folder could gain privileges in another folder.

This has been fixed in version 2.1.6-5.3 by including the 2000-12-15 hotfix, and we recommend that you upgrade your zope package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc. At this moment packages for m68k are not available yet. When they become available they will be announced on

Source archives:
MD5 checksum: 96bcc1bdd10f0a21d93cf0d3bfb9beb7
MD5 checksum: 696a5b1f8c702b6e2cc85099d7b4da93
MD5 checksum: 6ec4320afd6925c24f9f1b5cd7c4d7c5

Alpha architecture:
MD5 checksum: 9f64a7b871ca9c021c9104924f65a338

ARM architecture:
MD5 checksum: 86f4fdbf5749930290dd85ed1c5d053f

Intel ia32 architecture:
MD5 checksum: 87b83c513e9a4f7360fe9427f5ec45c9

PowerPC architecture:
MD5 checksum: 693fe4517e86ad916b8a28943dba84f3

Sun Sparc architecture:
MD5 checksum: 179d48eb906b782115461bc42f89e4e0

These files will be moved into
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org