Forum Thread: Moodle Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Moodle Multiple Vulnerabilities

Secunia Moodle Multiple Vulnerabilities
Secunia Official 17th Sep, 2012 17:04
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A weaknesses and some security issues have been reported in Moodle, which can be exploited by malicious users to bypass certain security restrictions and by malicious people to disclose certain system information and bypass certain security restrictions.

1) The application does not properly restrict access to certain actions and can be exploited to show and hide topics and setting the current topic.

Successful exploitation of this security issue requires course editing capabilities.

This security issue is reported in versions 2.3 through 2.3.1+ and 2.2 through 2.2.4+.

2) The application does not verify the publication state of a blog when handling embedded files and can be exploited to access embedded files of an unpublished blog.

3) An error due to the application not properly verifying a certain permission can be exploited to reset a course by directly accessing the reset page.

4) The application does not properly restrict access to certain functions when using a web service token linked to certain external services and can be exploited to access otherwise restricted functionality.

The security issues #2 through #4 are reported in versions 2.3 through 2.3.1+, 2.2 through 2.2.4+, and 2.1 through 2.1.7+.

5) The application displays the full installation path within an error message when handling malformed requests in theme/yui_combo.php.

This weakness is reported in versions 2.3 through 2.3.1+.

Lanan_Makz RE: Moodle Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Last edited on 17th Sep, 2012 17:04
Why is advisory moderetely critical?
Can someone please tell me which vulnerability is dangerous enough?
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mogs RE: Moodle Multiple Vulnerabilities
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@Lanan Makz

You'll find explanations for Secunia ratings about 2/3's way down the following page :-

Hope it helps......regards........

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