[Zope-Annce] SECURITY alert and hotfix release
Fri, 8 Dec 2000 15:48:52 -0500
Aleksander Salwa has brought a security issue to our attention
that affects all Zope versions up to and including Zope 2.2.4.
We have released a Hotfix product to address the issue that can
be downloaded from zope.org. (Thanks to Aleksander for finding
this and to Shane Hathaway for his quick response in resolving
The issue involves security registration of "legacy" names for
certain object constructors such as the constructors for DTML
Method objects. Security was not being applied correctly for the
legacy names, making it possible to call those constructors without
the permissions that should have been required. This issue could allow
anonymous users with enough internal knowledge of Zope to instantiate
new DTML Method instances through the Web.
The hotfix for this issue is available on the zope.org web site:
We *highly* recommend that any Zope site running versions of
Zope up to and including 2.2.4 have this hotfix product installed
to mitigate the issue.
The hotfix will work for all versions of Zope 2.2.0 and higher. A
future version of Zope will contain the fix for this
issue, and you will be able to uninstall the hot fix after upgrading.
Brian Lloyd firstname.lastname@example.org
Software Engineer 540.371.6909
Digital Creations http://www.digicool.com