USN-658-1: Moodle vulnerability
Posted on: 10/23/2008 10:50 PM

A new Moodle vulnerability update is available for Ubuntu Linux. Here the announcement:

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-658-1 October 23, 2008
moodle vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 7.10:
moodle 1.8.2-1ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
moodle 1.8.2-1ubuntu4.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:

Lukasz Pilorz discovered that the HTML filtering used in Moodle was not
strict enough. A remote attacker could send malicious requests to Moodle
and execute arbitrary code as the web server user.

Updated packages for Ubuntu 7.10:

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 19705 cddd2761b29fe98f6f0686155b299f48
Size/MD5: 741 1590c124a2dbff31fa8aee6f5a3add91
Size/MD5: 10157112 4e6afcfd567571af0638533d157f9181

Architecture independent packages:
Size/MD5: 9294484 c7ec1ead92a220103ea5ca5b439718bb

Updated packages for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 19903 31e6f4b817f844d93c4704cdfa70caf0
Size/MD5: 741 7968ef24932d8eae67263dc57985050c
Size/MD5: 10157112 4e6afcfd567571af0638533d157f9181

Architecture independent packages:
Size/MD5: 9294736 536da637d3f4f399a467a077575660e4

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