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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   Moodle Vendors:
Moodle Input Validation Flaw in '/blog/edit.php' Lets Remote Users Inject SQL Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016877
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4785   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 18 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.6.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Moodle. A remote user can inject SQL commands.

The '/blog/edit.php' script does not properly validate user-supplied input in the 'blogEntry' parameter. A remote user can supply a specially crafted parameter value to execute SQL commands on the underlying database.

Omid reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute SQL commands on the underlying database.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.6.2), available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Sun, 17 Sep 2006 10:18:48 +0430
Subject:  Sql injection in Moodle

There is a sql injection in Moodle 1.6.1+ (and maybe
before versions) :

The "$blogEntry" parameter passed to "insert_record()"
function in /blog/edit.php, is not checked properly .

Version 1.6.2 has been released (

- Omid


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