Multiple Vulnerabilities in Moodle Version 3.1.2

Number: AL16-022
Date: 05 November 2016


The purpose of this alert is to bring attention to multiple vulnerabilities in Moodle Version 3.1.2.


Moodle is an open sourced platform widely used for learning and training in educational facilities across Canada. CCIRC is aware of vulnerabilities in Moodle 3.1.2 or prior, that, if left unpatched, could either allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML and/or execute arbitrary code by uploading a file with an executable extension, and then accessing it via unspecified vectors

CVE References:
CVE-2016-9186, CVE-2016-9187, CVE-2016-9188

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.

Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

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