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Name: OWASP X5s Project (home page)
Purpose: Active XSS testing and input/output encoding detection

x5s is a Fiddleraddon which aims to assist penetration testers in finding cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. This is not a point and shoot tool, it requires some understanding of how encoding issues lead to XSS, and it requires manual driving.

It's main goal is to help you identify the hotspots where XSS might occur by:

  • Detecting where safe encodings were not applied to emitted user-inputs
  • Detecting where Unicode character transformations might bypass security filters
  • Detecting where non-shortest UTF-8 encodings might bypass security filters
License: New BSD
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Mailing list: Mailing List Archives
Project Roadmap: Not Yet Created
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  • Contact the GPC to report a problem or concern about this project or to update information.
current release
x5s v1.0.1 - 06/05/2010 - (download)
Release description: x5s was first and foremost designed to find encoding and character transformation issues that can lead to XSS vulnerability, and present them in a visual way where they could be reviewed with a quickness. Many tools exist for testing Web-applications to find cross-site scripting bugs. There are browser plugins, Web-scanners, and static code analyzers. We use whatever suits us in a given situation and produces the output we're interested in receiving. We developed x5s for penetration testers and other security-minded persons who already know how to find and exploit an XSS vulnerability. The tool has a slightly different bent than other tools we've used.

It's main goals include:

  • Automate finding the encoding issues that can lead to XSS.
  • Identify where character transformations occur by injecting multibyte characters such as higher Unicode code points and non-shortest form character encodings.
Rating: Yellow button.JPG Not Reviewed - Assessment Details
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