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Mandrake There is an outstanding exploit in the zope package. All users should upgrade to the new packages.
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                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
________________________________________________________________________

Package name:           Zope
Date:                   September 1st, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:043

Affected versions:      7.1
________________________________________________________________________

Problem Description:

 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).
________________________________________________________________________

Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates prior to upgrading to
ensure the integrity of the downloaded package.  You can do this by
running the md5sum program on the downloaded package by using
"md5sum package.rpm".

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
91f4be58fa1d3e164e7d66d025ac55ea
  7.1/RPMS/Zope-2.1.6-3mdk.i586.rpm
9415520b79e0d43fe5555f582bdacea7
  7.1/RPMS/Zope-components-2.1.6-3mdk.i586.rpm
854408153c7152b5935720d154f6f48b
  7.1/RPMS/Zope-core-2.1.6-3mdk.i586.rpm
9880c6de089ac8f78174917b48689ce7
  7.1/RPMS/Zope-pcgi-2.1.6-3mdk.i586.rpm
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  7.1/RPMS/Zope-services-2.1.6-3mdk.i586.rpm
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  7.1/RPMS/Zope-zpublisher-2.1.6-3mdk.i586.rpm
a4e974fe5e36fe5c8c0a787dc6ea2ac9
  7.1/RPMS/Zope-zserver-2.1.6-3mdk.i586.rpm
ba849ceaa4b3d2670812130f91600107
  7.1/RPMS/Zope-ztemplates-2.1.6-3mdk.i586.rpm
af44c21c51d411f9ab7748dcb64acc66
  7.1/SRPMS/Zope-2.1.6-3mdk.src.rpm

________________________________________________________________________

To upgrade automatically, use « MandrakeUpdate ».  

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one 
of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh package_name".  

You can download the updates directly from:
   ftp://ftp.linux.tucows.com/pub/distributions/Mandrake/Mandrake/updates
   ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/Mandrake/updates

Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3.  

Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory.  
For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for
Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/".  Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download
them.

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to 
update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of the two 
above-listed mirrors.

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake at:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/fupdates.php3

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
________________________________________________________________________

Linux-Mandrake has two security-related mailing list services that 
anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

  Linux-Mandrake's security announcements mailing list.  Only 
  announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

  Linux-Mandrake's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Linux-Mandrake security specifically and Linux
  security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security
________________________________________________________________________

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team 
  <security@linux-mandrake.com>


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