boastMachine $_SERVER["PHP_SELF"] cross-site scripting

boastmachine-phpself-xss (26518) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


boastMachine is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the admin.php and index.php scripts. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the $_SERVER["PHP_SELF"] form action variable to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, allowing the attacker to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • boastMachine :: Blogging platform (php/mysql).
  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue May 16 2006 - 22:01:55 CDT: Boastmachine Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability.
  • BID-18012: BoastMachine Admin.PHP Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-2491: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in (1) index.php and (2) bmc/admin.php in BoastMachine (bMachine) 3.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the query string, which is not properly filtered when it is accessed using the $_SERVER[PHP_SELF] variable.
  • OSVDB ID: 25617: boastMachine admin.php Form Action XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 25618: boastMachine index.php Form Action XSS
  • SA20149: BoastMachine Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Boastology boastMachine 3.1 and prior


May 16, 2006

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