Cross site scripting (XSS) in broadcast machine



Cross site scripting describes attacks that allow to insert malicious html or javascript code via get or post forms. This can be used to steal session cookies.

Broadcast machine is a web-based video platform tool. It's login form is vulnerable to XSS.

Sample code
<form action="" method="post">
<input type="text" name="username" value='"<script>alert(1)</script>'>
<input type="submit"></form>

Vendor consideres broadcast machine dead software and won't provide any updates. However it's still used on some live sites in the internet.

CVE Information

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the name CVE-2007-3694 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in the CVE list (, which standardizes names for security problems.

Credits and copyright

This vulnerability was discovered by Hanno Boeck of webhosting. It's licensed under the creative commons attribution license.

Hanno Boeck, 2007-11-12,