Descriptionuser/view.php in Moodle 1.8.x before 1.8.12 and 1.9.x before 1.9.8 does not properly check a role, which allows remote authenticated users to obtain the full names of other users via the course profile page.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs585427
Debian/oldoldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
moodle (PTS)squeeze1.9.9.dfsg2-2.1+squeeze4fixed
squeeze (security)1.9.9.dfsg2-2.1+squeeze3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


i have a hard time seeing the security impact, moodle is a course management
system and the real names of your colleagues are probably not a secret, since
a patch exists I filed a bug anyway

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