Improper File Deletion in francoisjacquet/rosariosis


Reported on

May 2nd 2022


A student uploaded a file when submitting an assignment. Then, if a teacher deletes that assignment, the attachment is still remained on the server and if anyone has the link to that file, he can access to it to view or download it.

Steps to reproduce

Login to the demo environment by student account.
In the left menu, go to GRADES -> Assignments.
Click on Add and subtract assignment.
Click Choose file and upload any file.
Copy the link to the uploaded file.

Then Login to the demo environment by teacher account.
In the left menu, go to GRADES -> Assignments.
Delete the Add and subtract assignment.

Now access the link to the uploaded file above, you can see that you are still able to view or download it as it is still remained on the server.


It can affect the confidential of the file a student uploaded. Besides, if the file size is large (I know it can be maximum 128 MB), when the server contains some large files, it can make the server slower when loading that affect the user experience (like DoS vulnerability).

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KhanhCM modified the report
22 days ago
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