Moodle 2.7.x < 2.7.15 Remote Header Email Address Injection

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9520

Synopsis

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

Description

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)

Solution

Upgrade to Moodle version 2.7.15 or later.

See Also

https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Moodle_2.7.15_release_notes

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

CVSSv2

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 4

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

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