[Full-disclosure] [Tool] Introducing plown: security scanner for Plone CMS

Hi all!

We are pleased to announce the release of plown, a security
tool for Plone.
Despite the fact that Plone [1] is one of the most
secure CMS, even the most secure system can be penetrated due to
misconfigurations, use of weak passwords and if the admins never apply
the patches released.

Plown [2] has been developed during penetration
tests on Plone sites and was used to ease the discovery of usernames and
passwords, plus expose known Plone vulnerabilities that might exist on a

What Plown does

* Username enumeration
* Multithreading
password cracking.You can specify the login url (if different that
login_form) and the number of threads (16 default)
* Known
vulnerability enumeration, based on urls/objects exposed. If found
vulnerable, the tool informs about the vulnerability and the url of the
* Version enumeration is planned, based on md5 hashes of static
content (css, js)

We hope that plown can act as an assistant to system
administrators to strengthen their Plone sites.

https://github.com/unweb/plown/ (written on python)

plown home:

[2] https://unweb.me/projects/open-source/plown
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Relevant Pages

  • [Full-disclosure] Plone CVE-2011-0720 details
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  • [CVE-2007-5741] Plone: statusmessages and linkintegrity unsafe network data hotfix
    ... A vulnerability in both the statusmessages and linkintegrity modules has been identified, where untrusted network data was treated as a pickle and loaded. ... This hotfix applies to Plone 2.5 up to and including 2.5.4, ... To install, simply extract the archive into your Zope/Plone products directory and restart the server. ...