Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : Zope (MDKSA-2000:043)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61836


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The exploit that was not fixed with the previous Zope hotfix involves the getRoles method of user objects contained in the default UserFolder implementation returning 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 part of the request processing. Further investigation revealed that it was possible to access the mutable attribute directly to perform the same exploit.

Please note that this update supercedes the previous advisory dated August 16th (MDKSA-2000:035).


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61836

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-043.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:Zope, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:Zope-components, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:Zope-core, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:Zope-pcgi, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:Zope-services, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:Zope-zpublisher, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:Zope-zserver, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:Zope-ztemplates, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2000/09/01

Reference Information

MDKSA: 2000:043