This is an unofficial snapshot of the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC22 WG21 Core Issues List revision 112e. See http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/ for the official list.
Footnote 98 says:
As specified previously in 11.8 [class.access] , private members of a base class remain inaccessible even to derived classes unless friend declarations within the base class declaration are used to grant access explicitly.This footnote does not fit with the algorithm provided in 11.8.3 [class.access.base] paragraph 4 because it does not take into account the naming class concept introduced in this paragraph.
(See also paper J16/99-0002 = WG21 N1179.)
Rationale (10/99): The footnote should be read as referring to immediately-derived classes, and is accurate in that context.