Debian DSA-1691-1 : moodle - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 35254


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in Moodle, an online course management system. The following issues are addressed in this update, ranging from cross site scripting to remote code execution.

Various cross site scripting issues in the Moodle codebase (CVE-2008-3326, CVE-2008-3325, CVE-2007-3555, CVE-2008-5432, MSA-08-0021, MDL-8849, MDL-12793, MDL-11414, MDL-14806, MDL-10276).

Various cross site request forgery issues in the Moodle codebase (CVE-2008-3325, MSA-08-0023).

Privilege escalation bugs in the Moodle codebase (MSA-08-0001, MDL-7755).

SQL injection issue in the hotpot module (MSA-08-0010).

An embedded copy of Smarty had several vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-4811, CVE-2008-4810 ). An embedded copy of Snoopy was vulnerable to cross site scripting (CVE-2008-4796 ). An embedded copy of Kses was vulnerable to cross site scripting (CVE-2008-1502 ).


Upgrade the moodle (1.6.3-2+etch1) package.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.3-2+etch1.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35254

File Name: debian_DSA-1691.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/22/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:moodle, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/22/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/4/2007

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Elliot (Moodle <= 1.8.4 RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3555, CVE-2008-1502, CVE-2008-3325, CVE-2008-3326, CVE-2008-4796, CVE-2008-4810, CVE-2008-4811, CVE-2008-5432, CVE-2008-6124, CVE-2008-6125

BID: 28599, 31862, 31887

DSA: 1691

CWE: 79, 89, 94, 264, 352