LAE Security Releases

Due to a recent emergency security release of Moodle, CLAMP is issuing new versions of all of its supported releases. CLAMP strongly recommends that you upgrade to one of these security releases.

Moodle is withholding public details of the vulnerability until next week. Registered Moodle admins should have received details via email. The vulnerability could allow authenticated users to submit malformed requests to get files outside of the Moodle directory.

You can download the updates from their project pages:

The next stable releases on the 2.8, 2.7 and 2.6 branches are still slated for March 16.

Versions prior to 2.6 are also vulnerable. In Moodle 2.3 and 2.4, only instances hosted on Windows are vulnerable. Starting with Moodle 2.5, the vulnerability affected all server operating systems. If you are running one of these versions in production, you should apply the fix directly. If this applies to you and you need help, please contact wlee@carleton.edu or fultonc@lafayette.edu for help.

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New Moodle LAE Releases for 2.6.7, 2.7.4, 2.8.2

There are three new CLAMP releases. This is the initial release on the 2.8 branch. The 2.7 and 2.6 releases include an updated version of the Roster report; the 2.7 release includes an updated version of the Edit Dates report.

The 2.8 release includes major changes to the LAE distribution: we have removed LAE Grader, LAE User, and “old” Quickmail; we have added the News Forum local module. These changes are fully described in the 2.8 release notes below. The removal of the LAE grader reports is made possible by the significant improvements to the core grader reports in the 2.8 release, with which Bob Puffer of Luther College was heavily involved.

You can download the updates from their project pages:

The next stable releases on the 2.8, 2.7 and 2.6 branches are slated for March 16.

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MUG 2015 Call for Volunteers

CLAMP is looking volunteers to help with its Moodle User Group (MUG) meeting being held June 22-23, 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Continue reading

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Save the Date: Moodle User Group Meeting 2015

The next CLAMP Moodle User Group (MUG) Meeting will be held Monday, June 22 through Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Faculty, staff, students, and other Moodlers are invited to Holy Cross for two days of presentations and conversation around Moodle use in a liberal arts environment. The registration fee is $50, and will be waived for those who give presentations at the conference. Attendance will be capped at 100.

The event’s website will go live on Monday, February 2, 2015. Continue reading

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Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, Winter 2015 underway at Occidental College

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, Winter 2015 is underway at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. Today is the code and documentation sprint, during which we’ll kick the tires on our various projects and  make sure our infrastructure is good to go. Hack/Doc itself begins tomorrow.

Our major projects for the week will be testing Moodle 2.8 and building the beta for the Liberal Arts Edition. Follow us online via the Twitter hash tag #mdlhackfest.

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