Bug 978450 (CVE-2013-4189) - CVE-2013-4189 plone: Privilege escalation due improper authorization (dataitems.py, get.py, traverseName.py)
Summary: CVE-2013-4189 plone: Privilege escalation due improper authorization (dataite...
Alias: CVE-2013-4189
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 15:59:51 UTC

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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:

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

Affects: epel-5 [bug 991015]

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