Plone arbitrary code execution

Description

A vulnerability exists in Zope 2.12.x and Zope 2.13.x allows execution of arbitrary code by anonymous users. This is a severe vulnerability that allows an unauthenticated attacker to employ a carefully crafted web request to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the Zope/Plone service.

Versions Affected: Plone 4.0 (through 4.0.9); Plone 4.1; Plone 4.2 (a1 and a2); Zope 2.12.x and Zope 2.13.x.
Versions Not Affected: Versions of Plone that use Zope other than Zope 2.12.x and Zope 2.13.x.

Remediation

Apply the Plone Hotfix 20110928 (Oct 04, 2011).

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