Vigil@nce: Zope, denial of service
August 2008 by Vigil@nce
A remote attacker can execute tests or shutdown Zope instance in order to create a denial of service.
Consequences: denial of service of service
Provenance: internet client
Means of attack: no proof of concept, no attack
Ability of attacker: expert (4/4)
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5)
Diffusion of the vulnerable configuration: high (3/3)
Creation date: 13/08/2008
IMPACTED PRODUCTS - Zope [confidential versions]
Zope 2 server permit to edit python script.
Thanks to this language, it is possible to:
import "test" module in order to execute several tests on the application : return ’foo’.encode(’test.testall’)
execute a command to shutdown Zope instance : raise SystemExit
A remote attacker can therefore execute tests or shutdown Zope instance in order to create a denial of service.