Web Application Security

XSSTRON – Electron JS Browser To Find XSS Vulnerabilities

Powerful Chromium Browser to find XSS Vulnerabilites automatically while browsing web, it can detect many case scenarios with support for POST requests too


Install Node.js and npm (https://www.npmjs.com/get-npm) or (sudo apt install npm)
Download this repo files or (git clone https://github.com/RenwaX23/XSSTRON)
npm install
npm start

Some users using Debian/Ubuntu might not able to run the tool as i think it’s an issue with Electron itself, you can continue using the app in Window/OSX and Linux installed on Windows. Check Known Issues


Just browse the web like a normal web browser then it will automatically look for XSS vulns in background and show them in a new window with POC


GET request POC

POST request POC

Known issues

Some users in certain linux distributions get into some problems try these

Kali/Debian users this fixes installation:

sudo apt install npm
sudo npm install -g electron --unsafe-perm=true --allow-root
sudo npm install
electron . --no-sandbox
  • In (package.json) change it to:
  "devDependencies": {
    "electron": "^10"
  • Try to update npm and nodejs to latest version
  • delete node_modules and package-lock.json and reinstall
  • in package.json change the electron devDepencies to (electron11-bin)
  • install electron using (npm install electron) and run the app with electron using (electron .) with each step remember to delete the node_modules and package-lock.json and re install again using (npm install)

Failed to serialize arguments is known issue and might be fixed soon 🙂

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