2014-05-01 Instructure Advisory IAC93442 - User Login Creation

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  Release Date:2014-05-01  (Last update can be found below the document title)
  Description:Cross Account Login Creation
  Criticality Level:Moderately Critical ( Less Critical < Critical < Moderately Critical < Highly Critical )
  Impact:Exposure of Sensitive Data
  Systems Affected:Canvas LMS
  Solution Status:Patched
  Discovered By:Internal Audit
  Relevant Changesets:

fix permission checks around pseudonym creation · instructure/canvas-lms@19d4d95 · GitHub 


 

Summary:

A bug in permissions checking could allow a malicious user to create logins in accounts that they wouldn't normally be allowed to. This could allow access to basic account information, depending on authentication settings.

 

Status:

Fixed in Canvas Cloud. Users of Canvas CV are encouraged to either update to the most recent stable code or apply the patch manually.

 

 


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