ATutor 2.2 File Upload

Related Vulnerabilities: CVE-2014-9752  
Publish Date: 04 Nov 2015
Author: EgiX

ATutor <= 2.2 (Custom Course Icon) Unrestricted File Upload Vulnerability

[-] Software Link:

[-] Affected Versions:

Version 2.2 and prior versions.   

[-] Vulnerability Description:

User input passed through the "customicon" when creating a new course is not properly
sanitized before being uploaded into the /content/ directory. This could be exploited
to upload and execute arbitrary PHP code. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability
requires an account with permissions to create new courses.

[-] Solution:

Apply the vendor patch.

[-] Disclosure Timeline:

[10/10/2014] - Vendor notified
[13/10/2014] - Vendor response stating this issue will be patched right away
[02/11/2014] - Vendor patch released:
[30/09/2015] - CVE number requested
[05/10/2015] - CVE number assigned
[04/11/2015] - Public disclosure

[-] CVE Reference:

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (
has assigned the name CVE-2014-9752 to this vulnerability.

[-] Credits:

Vulnerability discovered by Egidio Romano.

[-] Original Advisory: