MSA-17-0001: System file inclusion when adding own preset file in Boost theme

by Marina Glancy.  

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Description:It is possible to read a system file by trying to include it in boost theme preset. This can only be exploited by moodle admins and only potentially dangerous in developer debugging mode.
Issue summary:System file inclusion when adding own preset file (Boost theme)
Severity/Risk:Minor
Versions affected:3.2
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MSA-16-0026: When debugging is enabled, error exceptions returned from webservices could contain private data.

by Marina Glancy.  

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Description:Hopefully production sites never have debugging mode enabled and this is more of an improvement limiting the information returned in web services error messages.
Issue summary:When debugging is enabled, error exceptions returned from webservices could contain private data.
Severity/Risk:Serious
Versions affected:3.1
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MSA-16-0025: Capability to view course notes is checked in the wrong context

by Marina Glancy.  

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Description:Incorrect capability check may have allowed users to view course notes when they had site-wide permission which was revoked inside a course
Issue summary:Notes has_capability check not called for correct context
Severity/Risk:Minor
Versions affected:3.1 to 3.1.2, 3.0 to 3.0.6, 2.9 to 2.9.8, 2.8 to 2.8.12, 2.7 to
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MSA-16-0024: Non-admin site managers may accidentally edit admins via web services

by Marina Glancy.  

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Description:Normally in Moodle web interface non-admin users with capability to edit other users can not edit information about admins, this was not respected in one of the web services. This can only be a security vulnerability if this WS was exposed to some external service; it is not exposed to the mobile app
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