GLSA 200510-20 Zope: File inclusion through RestructuredText
Posted on: 10/25/2005 12:52 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Zope: File inclusion through RestructuredText. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200510-20
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Zope: File inclusion through RestructuredText
Date: October 25, 2005
Bugs: #109087
ID: 200510-20

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Synopsis
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Zope is vulnerable to a file inclusion vulnerability when exposing
RestructuredText functionalities to untrusted users.

Background
==========

Zope is an application server that can be used to build content
management systems, intranets, portals or other custom applications.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-zope/zope lt; 2.7.8 gt;= 2.7.8
net-zope/zope == 2.8.0
net-zope/zope == 2.8.1

Description
===========

Zope honors file inclusion directives in RestructuredText objects by
default.

Impact
======

An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending malicious input
that would be interpreted in a RestructuredText Zope object,
potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary Zope code with the
rights of the Zope server.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Zope users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose net-zope/zope

References
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[ 1 ] Zope Hotfix 2005-10-09 Alert
http://www.zope.org/Products/Zope/Hotfix_2005-10-09/security_alert

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200510-20.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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