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Debian Security Advisory: New Zope packages available

Mar 09, 2001, 21:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Schulze)

Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 10:49:39 +0100
From: Martin Schulze joey@finlandia.infodrom.north.de
To: Debian Security Announcements debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA 043-1] New Zope packages available


Debian Security Advisory DSA-043-1                                      security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                   Martin Schulze 
March 9, 2001


Packages       : zope
Vulnerability  : several
Type           : remote
Debian-specific: no
Fixed version  : zope 2.1.6-7
This advisory covers several vulnerabilities in Zope that have been addressed.

1. Hotfix 08_09_2000 "Zope security alert and hotfix product"

The issue involves the fact that the getRoles method of user objects contained in the default UserFolder implementation returns a mutable Python type. Because the mutable object is still associated with the persistent User object, 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 processing.

2. Hotfix 2000-10-02 "ZPublisher security update"

It is sometimes possible to access, through an URL only, objects protected by a role which the user has in some context, but not in the context of the accessed object.

3. Hotfix 2000-10-11 "ObjectManager subscripting"

The issue involves the fact that the 'subscript notation' that can be used to access items of ObjectManagers (Folders) did not correctly restrict return values to only actual sub items. This made it possible to access names that should be private from DTML (objects with names beginning with the underscore '_' character). This could allow DTML authors to see private implementation data structures and in certain cases possibly call methods that they shouldn't have access to from DTML.

4. Hotfix 2001-02-23 "Class attribute access"

The issue is related to ZClasses in that a user with through-the-web scripting capabilities on a Zope site can view and assign class attributes to ZClasses, possibly allowing them to make inappropriate changes to ZClass instances.

A second part fixes problems in the ObjectManager, PropertyManager, and PropertySheet classes related to mutability of method return values which could be perceived as a security problem.

We recommend you upgrade your zope package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato


Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc architectures.

Source archives:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/zope_2.1.6-7.dsc
MD5 checksum: c67a733688d9734030ba98b1910d5aa2
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/zope_2.1.6-7.diff.gz
MD5 checksum: 794015f6c537e579660f2748c83b1c7a
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/zope_2.1.6.orig.tar.gz
MD5 checksum: 6ec4320afd6925c24f9f1b5cd7c4d7c5

Alpha architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/zope_2.1.6-7_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: 92bb0b4f05a9817ba6befcd9e05a3183

ARM architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/zope_2.1.6-7_arm.deb
MD5 checksum: 222e70c1ce79471233de7fd25b47137c

Intel ia32 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/zope_2.1.6-7_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: 40d548dc5e6b8927baf59a6b0da7591c

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/zope_2.1.6-7_m68k.deb
MD5 checksum: a115a19b1b2ab88da3b6c71d8f355f0c

PowerPC architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/zope_2.1.6-7_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: 35690d55965968d4e6dcf1eae473beeb

Sun Sparc architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/zope_2.1.6-7_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: f7569909daedc1bf8667405d57155e69

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


For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>