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Category:   Application (Forum/Board/Portal)  >   Moodle Vendors:   moodle.org
Moodle Input Validation Hole in 'index.php' Style Parameter Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018333
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018333
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3555   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 22 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 5 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.7.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Moodle. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The 'index.php' script does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the Moodle software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

A demonstration exploit URL is provided:

http://[target]/user/index.php?contextid=4&roleid=0&id=2&group=&perpage=20
&search=%22style=xss:expression(alert(document.cookie))%20

MustLive from websecurity.com.ua reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://websecurity.com.ua/1045/
http://securityvulns.ru/Rdocument391.html

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Moodle software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix.
Vendor URL:  www.moodle.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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