Moodle up to 2.1.1 code injection

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A vulnerability was found in Moodle up to 2.1.1 (Learning Management Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-94. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 10/31/2013 by Brandon Perry (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2013-3630 since 05/21/2013. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be launched remotely. A simple authentication is necessary for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

It is declared as highly functional. The exploit is available at The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 71063 (Fedora 20 : moodle-2.5.3-1.fc20 (2013-21312)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 25840.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 63449), X-Force (88432), Vulnerability Center (SBV-42431) and Tenable (71063). Similar entries are available at 11604, 11605, 11606 and 11607.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.5

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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
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Nessus ID: 71063
Nessus Name: Fedora 20 : moodle-2.5.3-1.fc20 (2013-21312)
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OpenVAS ID: 867078
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for moodle FEDORA-2013-21354
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MetaSploit ID: moodle_cmd_exec.rb
MetaSploit Name: Moodle Remote Command Execution
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05/21/2013 🔍
10/30/2013 +162 days 🔍
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Researcher: Brandon Perry
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2013-3630 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 63449 - Moodle Spellcheck Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
X-Force: 88432
Vulnerability Center: 42431 - Moodle 2.5.2 Remote Command Execution Vulnerability by Configuring Aspell Pathname, Medium

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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 05/16/2017 04:29 AM
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