moodle-block_sitenews 1.0 block_sitenews.php get_content cross-site request forgery

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A vulnerability was found in moodle-block_sitenews 1.0 (Learning Management Software). It has been classified as problematic. This affects the function get_content of the file block_sitenews.php. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross-site request forgery vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-352. The web application does not, or can not, sufficiently verify whether a well-formed, valid, consistent request was intentionally provided by the user who submitted the request. This is going to have an impact on integrity.

The weakness was shared 12/27/2022. It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2020-36633. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

By approaching the search of inurl:block_sitenews.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking.

Upgrading to version 1.1 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at Applying the patch cd18d8b1afe464ae6626832496f4e070bac4c58f is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.0

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.1
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NVD Base Score: 6.5
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CNA Base Score: 4.3
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Class: Cross-site request forgery
CWE: CWE-352 / CWE-862 / CWE-863
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined
Google Hack: 🔒

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Threat Intelligenceinfo

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Recommended: Upgrade
Status: 🔍

0-Day Time: 🔒

Upgrade: moodle-block_sitenews 1.1
Patch: cd18d8b1afe464ae6626832496f4e070bac4c58f


12/27/2022 Advisory disclosed
12/27/2022 +0 days CVE reserved
12/27/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/25/2023 +29 days VulDB last update


Advisory: cd18d8b1afe464ae6626832496f4e070bac4c58f
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2020-36633 (🔒)


Created: 12/27/2022 01:16 PM
Updated: 01/25/2023 06:20 AM
Changes: 12/27/2022 01:16 PM (43), 01/25/2023 06:08 AM (3), 01/25/2023 06:20 AM (21)
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