VDB-75653 · CVE-2015-3175 · BID 74720

Moodle up to 2.5.9/2.6.6/2.7.3/2.8.1 redirect

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A vulnerability was found in Moodle up to 2.5.9/2.6.6/2.7.3/2.8.1 (Learning Management Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a redirect vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-601. A web application accepts a user-controlled input that specifies a link to an external site, and uses that link in a Redirect. This simplifies phishing attacks. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Multiple open redirect vulnerabilities in Moodle through 2.5.9, 2.6.x before 2.6.11, 2.7.x before 2.7.8, and 2.8.x before 2.8.6 allow remote attackers to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks via vectors involving an error page that links to a URL from an HTTP Referer header.

The weakness was presented 06/01/2015 (Website). The advisory is shared at moodle.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-3175 since 04/10/2015. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1204.001 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86032 (Fedora 23 : moodle-2.9.1-1.fc23 (2015-14987)), 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 124077 (Fedora Security Update for moodle (FEDORA-2015-14988)).

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

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (86032).






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Class: Redirect
CWE: CWE-601

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 86032
Nessus Name: Fedora 23 : moodle-2.9.1-1.fc23 (2015-14987)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for moodle FEDORA-2015-14996
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Upgrade: Moodle 2.6.7/2.7.4/2.8.2


04/10/2015 🔍
05/19/2015 +39 days 🔍
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06/01/2015 +13 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
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CVE: CVE-2015-3175 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1032358
Vulnerability Center: 50637 - Moodle Multiple Remote Open Redirect Vulnerabilities in Error Page, Medium
SecurityFocus: 74720 - Moodle CVE-2015-3175 Open Redirection Vulnerability


Created: 06/02/2015 09:58 AM
Updated: 05/19/2022 09:07 PM
Changes: 06/02/2015 09:58 AM (60), 07/01/2017 07:58 AM (9), 05/19/2022 09:00 PM (3), 05/19/2022 09:07 PM (1)
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