Moodle up to 2.4.6 mod/assign/locallib.php cross-site request forgery

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A vulnerability was found in Moodle up to 2.4.6 (Learning Management Software). It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown functionality in the library mod/assign/locallib.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 confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in mod/assign/locallib.php in the Assignment subsystem in Moodle through 2.3.11, 2.4.x before 2.4.10, 2.5.x before 2.5.6, and 2.6.x before 2.6.3 allow remote attackers to hijack the authentication of teachers for quick-grading requests.

The weakness was shared 05/26/2014 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2014-0213 since 12/03/2013. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. 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. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 03/22/2022).

By approaching the search of inurl:mod/assign/locallib.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 74238 (Fedora 20 : moodle-2.5.6-1.fc20 (2014-6585)), 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 12953 (Moodle Multiple Security Vulnerabilities (MSA-14-0014 - MSA-14-0017 , MSA-14-0019)).

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 (93265) and Tenable (74238).






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Class: Cross-site request forgery
CWE: CWE-352 / CWE-862 / CWE-863

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 74238
Nessus Name: Fedora 20 : moodle-2.5.6-1.fc20 (2014-6585)
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OpenVAS ID: 867240
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for moodle FEDORA-2014-10802
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12/03/2013 🔍
05/19/2014 +167 days 🔍
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CVE: CVE-2014-0213 (🔍)
X-Force: 93265
Vulnerability Center: 44717 - Moodle Remote CSRF Vulnerability in Assignment Subsystem, Medium
SecurityFocus: 67475 - Moodle CVE-2014-0216 Unauthorized Access Vulnerability
OSVDB: 107108


Created: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM
Updated: 03/22/2022 07:15 AM
Changes: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM (67), 05/29/2017 10:24 AM (5), 03/22/2022 07:15 AM (3)
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