Moodle 2.0.x < 2.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8710


The remote web server is hosting a web application that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote web server hosts Moodle, an open-source course management system. Versions of Moodle 2.x prior to 2.0.3 are exposed to the following vulnerabilities :

- A security bypass flaw exists in Group/Quiz permissions that could allow a teacher assigned to a particular group to access quiz reports for students in other groups. (MSA-11-0013 / CVE-2011-4288)

- A security flaw exists which allows new users, who were added via CSV, access without being required to change their password. (MSA-11-0012 / CVE-2011-4287)

- An information disclosure flaw exists which exposes the email address on a user profile page to anyone after configuring it to be visible to course members only. (MSA-11-0014 / CVE-2011-4289)

- A validation bug in the comments system that allows an authenticated user to fill the comments table in the database with invalid records. (MSA-2011-0017 / CVE-2011-4292)

- A bug exists which allows an authenticated user to generate invalid records within the rating table of the database, and if someone was intent on doing destruction they could write a script to spam the database. (MSA-11-0016 / CVE-2011-4291)


Upgrade to Moodle version 2.0.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8710

Family: CGI

Published: 2015/04/20

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 8690

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:moodle:moodle

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4292, CVE-2011-4291, CVE-2011-4289, CVE-2011-4288, CVE-2011-4287