Bug 978450 (CVE-2013-4189)

Summary: CVE-2013-4189 plone: Privilege escalation due improper authorization (dataitems.py, get.py, traverseName.py)
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Bug Depends On: 991015    
Bug Blocks: 973222    

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2013-06-26 16:18:16 UTC
A privilege escalation flaw was found in the way Plone, a user friendly and powerful content management system, enforced authorization for users having administrator privilege access for a subtree of a particular node (access to node above that subtree was granted even when the user in question has had administrator privilege only for a subtree of that node). A remote attacker, with administrator user privilege to certain subtree of Plone actions / functionality, could use this flaw to access / alter also higher nodes.

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-08-01 09:10:00 UTC
The CVE identifier of CVE-2013-4189 has been assigned to this issue:
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/08/01/2

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-08-01 12:04:58 UTC
Created plone tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-5 [bug 991015]