DSA 1986-1: New moodle packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 02/02/2010 08:20 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1986-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steffen Joeris
February 02, 2010 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : moodle
Vulnerability : several vulnerabilities
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs : CVE-2009-4297 CVE-2009-4298 CVE-2009-4299 CVE-2009-4301
CVE-2009-4302 CVE-2009-4303 CVE-2009-4305
Debian Bugs : 559531

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Moodle, an online
course management system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project identifies the following problems:


Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities have been


It has been discovered that the LAMS module is prone to the disclosure
of user account information.


The Glossary module has an insufficient access control mechanism.


Moodle does not properly check permissions when the MNET service is
enabled, which allows remote authenticated servers to execute arbitrary
MNET functions.


The login/index_form.html page links to an HTTP page instead of using an
SSL secured connection.


Moodle stores sensitive data in backup files, which might make it
possible for attackers to obtain them.


It has been discovered that the SCORM module is prone to an SQL

Additionally, an SQL injection in the update_record function, a problem
with symbolic links and a verification problem with Glossary, database
and forum ratings have been fixed.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny3.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), there are no fixed packages
available and it is too hard to backport many of the fixes. Therefore,
we recommend to upgrade to the lenny version.

For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution
(sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.2.dfsg-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your moodle packages.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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Debian (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 1332 e6692ee05c7eda37d36ef9a0d24ce2ae
Size/MD5 checksum: 10162497 d116f83641c70216a94168aa2c303004
Size/MD5 checksum: 67070 e8843f3e443495842705c040c0d98779

Architecture independent packages:

Size/MD5 checksum: 8628382 1985ebd60f8f9f2fb03a25e9b0c58c50

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux)


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