VDB-81052 · CVE-2015-5272 · Qualys 124446

Moodle up to 2.7.9 Forum Module access control

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A vulnerability was found in Moodle up to 2.7.9 (Learning Management Software). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the component Forum Module. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 02/22/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at moodle.org. This vulnerability was named CVE-2015-5272 since 07/01/2015. The attack can be initiated remotely. Required for exploitation is a single authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 85995 (FreeBSD : moodle -- multiple vulnerabilities (c2fcbec2-5daa-11e5-9909-002590263bf5)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 124446 (Fedora Security Update for moodle (FEDORA-2015-98)).

Upgrading to version 2.7.10 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (85995). The entries 81046, 81047, 81048 and 81049 are pretty similar.





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CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.8

VulDB Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Temp Score: 7.2
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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 85995
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : moodle -- multiple vulnerabilities (c2fcbec2-5daa-11e5-9909-002590263bf5)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for moodle FEDORA-2015-2
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Moodle 2.7.10


07/01/2015 🔍
09/18/2015 +79 days 🔍
09/18/2015 +0 days 🔍
02/22/2016 +157 days 🔍
02/22/2016 +0 days 🔍
02/23/2016 +1 days 🔍
07/08/2022 +2327 days 🔍


Product: moodle.org

Advisory: moodle.org
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-5272 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1033619

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Created: 02/23/2016 09:40 AM
Updated: 07/08/2022 10:19 AM
Changes: 02/23/2016 09:40 AM (59), 08/07/2018 09:37 AM (15), 07/08/2022 10:19 AM (3)
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