Moodle 2.7.x < 2.7.15 Remote Header Email Address Injection

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9520


The remote web server is hosting a web application that is vulnerable to a remote header injection attack vector.


The remote web server hosts Moodle, an open-source course management system. Versions of Moodle 2.7.x prior to 2.7.15 are affected by a flaw that may allow an authenticated remote attacker to inject email addresses into the intended recipients of an email by changing their username to include another user's email address. This may result in other users potentially being saturated with emails. (CVE-2016-5013)


Upgrade to Moodle version 2.7.15 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9520

File Name: 9520.prm

Family: CGI

Published: 2016/08/25

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 8690

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:moodle:moodle

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/07/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5013

BID: 92040