VDB-87579 · CVE-2016-2157 · Qualys 276024

Moodle up to 2.6.11/2.7.12/2.8.10/2.9.4/3.0.2 Assignment Plugins adminmanageplugins.php cross-site request forgery

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Moodle up to 2.6.11/2.7.12/2.8.10/2.9.4/3.0.2 (Learning Management Software). This affects some unknown functionality of the file mod/assign/adminmanageplugins.php of the component Assignment Plugins. 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 weakness was shared 05/22/2016 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at moodle.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-2157 since 01/29/2016. 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.

By approaching the search of inurl:mod/assign/adminmanageplugins.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 90256 (Fedora 23 : moodle-2.9.5-1.fc23 (2016-403715aaec)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 276024 (Fedora Security Update for moodle (FEDORA-2016-9b591e1952)).

Upgrading to version 2.7.13, 2.8.11, 2.9.5 or 3.0.3 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 (90256). The entries 87573, 87574, 87575 and 87576 are related to this item.






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Class: Cross-site request forgery
CWE: CWE-352 / CWE-862 / CWE-863
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 90256
Nessus Name: Fedora 23 : moodle-2.9.5-1.fc23 (2016-403715aaec)
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OpenVAS ID: 830863
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for moodle FEDORA-2016-9
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Moodle 2.7.13/2.8.11/2.9.5/3.0.3


01/29/2016 🔍
03/30/2016 +61 days 🔍
04/01/2016 +2 days 🔍
05/22/2016 +51 days 🔍
05/22/2016 +0 days 🔍
05/23/2016 +1 days 🔍
08/21/2022 +2281 days 🔍


Product: moodle.org

Advisory: FEDORA-2016-403715aaec
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-2157 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1035333

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Created: 05/23/2016 10:32 AM
Updated: 08/21/2022 03:02 PM
Changes: 05/23/2016 10:32 AM (57), 12/09/2018 11:25 AM (17), 08/21/2022 02:57 PM (3), 08/21/2022 03:02 PM (1)
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