VDB-75648 · CVE-2015-2270 · BID 73161

Moodle up to 2.5.9/2.6.6/2.7.3/2.8.1 lib/moodlelib.php code

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Moodle up to 2.5.9/2.6.6/2.7.3/2.8.1 (Learning Management Software). Affected is some unknown processing in the library lib/moodlelib.php. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a code vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-17. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

lib/moodlelib.php in Moodle through 2.5.9, 2.6.x before 2.6.9, 2.7.x before 2.7.6, and 2.8.x before 2.8.4, when the theme uses the blocks-regions feature, establishes the course state at an incorrect point in the login-validation process, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive course information via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was presented 06/01/2015 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at moodle.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-2270 since 03/09/2015. The exploitability is told to be difficult. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

By approaching the search of inurl:lib/moodlelib.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 82601 (Fedora 20 : moodle-2.6.10-1.fc20 (2015-4530)), 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 13118 (Moodle Multiple Security Vulnerabilities (MSA-15-0010, MSA-15-0011, MSA-15-0012, MSA-15-0013, MSA-15-0014, MSA-15-0015, MSA-15-0016, MSA-15-0017)).

Upgrading to version 2.6.7, 2.7.4 or 2.8.2 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-50632) and Tenable (82601). See 74008, 74009, 74010 and 74011 for similar entries.





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Class: Code
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 82601
Nessus Name: Fedora 20 : moodle-2.6.10-1.fc20 (2015-4530)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for moodle FEDORA-2015-4724
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Moodle 2.6.7/2.7.4/2.8.2


03/09/2015 🔍
06/01/2015 +84 days 🔍
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06/02/2015 +1 days 🔍
06/18/2015 +16 days 🔍
05/19/2022 +2527 days 🔍


Product: moodle.org

Advisory: moodle.org
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-2270 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 50632 - Moodle Remote Information Disclosure of Inaccessible Courses, Medium
SecurityFocus: 73161

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Created: 06/02/2015 09:58 AM
Updated: 05/19/2022 08:16 PM
Changes: 06/02/2015 09:58 AM (62), 07/01/2017 07:56 AM (6), 05/19/2022 08:16 PM (3)
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