Bug 978449 (CVE-2013-4188) - CVE-2013-4188 plone: DoS (infinite loop) by administrator privilege users when retrieving information for certain resources (traverser.py)
Summary: CVE-2013-4188 plone: DoS (infinite loop) by administrator privilege users whe...
Alias: CVE-2013-4188
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 991015
Blocks: 973222
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-06-26 16:18 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:05 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-08-22 05:56:03 UTC

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2013-06-26 16:18:05 UTC
A denial of service flaw was found in the way Plone, a user friendly and powerful content management system, performed particular resource related information retrieval in certain cases (request interaction with internal traversal machinery). A remote attacker, having administrator privilege to certain subset of Plone action screens / functionality, could use this flaw to cause uncontrolled resource consumption (infinite loop) by issuing a specially-crafted request.

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-08-01 09:09:06 UTC
The CVE identifier of CVE-2013-4188 has been assigned to this issue:

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-08-01 12:04:05 UTC
Created plone tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-5 [bug 991015]

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