Moodle up to 2.1.1 lib.php access control

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Moodle up to 2.1.1 (Learning Management Software). This affects an unknown functionality in the library repository/alfresco/lib.php. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, and integrity. The summary by CVE is:

repository/alfresco/lib.php in Moodle through 2.3.11, 2.4.x before 2.4.9, 2.5.x before 2.5.5, and 2.6.x before 2.6.2 places a session key in a URL, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended Alfresco Repository file restrictions by impersonating a file s owner.

The weakness was presented 03/24/2014 by ryan (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2014-0125 since 12/03/2013. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 02/06/2022). MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

By approaching the search of inurl:repository/alfresco/lib.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 73260 (Fedora 19 : moodle-2.4.9-1.fc19 (2014-4152)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 121953 (Fedora Security Update for Moodle (FEDORA-2014-4163, FEDORA-2014-4152)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (91959) and Tenable (73260). See 66756, 66755, 66754 and 66752 for similar entries.






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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 73260
Nessus Name: Fedora 19 : moodle-2.4.9-1.fc19 (2014-4152)
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OpenVAS ID: 867647
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for moodle FEDORA-2014-4152
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12/03/2013 🔍
03/17/2014 +104 days 🔍
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03/24/2014 +7 days 🔍
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06/05/2014 +73 days 🔍
03/24/2015 +292 days 🔍
02/06/2022 +2511 days 🔍



Researcher: ryan
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CVE: CVE-2014-0125 (🔍)
X-Force: 91959
Vulnerability Center: 44783 - Moodle <=2.3.11, 2.4-2.4.8, 2.5-2.5.4, 2.6-2.6.1 Remote Information Leakage in Alfresco Repository, Medium
SecurityFocus: 66334 - Moodle Alias Links CVE-2014-0125 Spoofing Vulnerability

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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 02/06/2022 09:00 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (65), 05/30/2017 12:04 AM (5), 02/06/2022 09:00 AM (3)
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