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Improper Authentication

CVE-2011-4590

Severity Medium
Score 4/10

Summary

The web services implementation in Moodle 2.0.x before 2.0.6 and 2.1.x before 2.1.3 does not properly consider the maintenance-mode state and account attributes during login attempts, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended access restrictions by connecting to a webservice server.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • SINGLE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE
  • NONE

CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Improper (or broken) authentication attacks are widespread, and have accounted for many of the worst data breaches in recent years. Improper authentication attacks are a class of vulnerabilities where an attacker impersonates a legitimate user by exploiting weaknesses in either session management or credential management to gain access to the user’s account. This can result in disclosure of sensitive information, and can lead to system compromise, theft, identity theft, and fraud.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published