Moodle blog/edit.php SQL injection

moodle-edit-sql-injection (29001) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Moodle is vulnerable to SQL injection. A remote attacker could send specially-crafted SQL statements to the blog/edit.php script using the blogEntry parameter, which could allow the attacker to view, add, modify or delete information in the back-end database.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 6.1
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Data Manipulation

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Moodle (1.62 or later), available fom the Moodle Web site. See References.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Sun Sep 17 2006 - 00:48:48 CDT : Sql injection in Moodle.
  • Moodle Web site: A Free, Open Source Course Management System for Online Learning.
  • Moodle Web site: Release Notes - MoodleDOcs - Moodle 1.6.2.
  • BID-19995: Moodle Multiple Input Validation and Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities
  • BID-20085: Moodle Edit.PHP SQL Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-4785: SQL injection vulnerability in blog/edit.php in Moodle 1.6.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the format parameter as stored in the $blogEntry variable, which is not properly handled by the insert_record function, which calls _adodb_column_sql in the adodb layer (lib/adodb/adodb-lib.inc.php), which does not convert the data type to an int.
  • OSVDB ID: 30841: Moodle blog/edit.php format Parameter SQL Injection
  • SA21899: Moodle Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016877: Moodle Input Validation Flaw in `/blog/edit.php` Lets Remote Users Inject SQL Commands

Platforms Affected:

  • Moodle Moodle 1.6.1 and prior

Reported:

Sep 17, 2006

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