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Project details

CC BY 4.0
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Somdev Sangwan
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Why this tool?

XSStrike is an XSS detection suite with the goal to reduce the false positives to zero. It can achieve this with its own fuzzing engine. The tool also allows generating custom payloads, which is rare within this line of tools.

Usage and audience

XSStrike is commonly used for application fuzzing or web application analysis. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.


  • Can perform basic HTTP authentication
  • Colored output
  • Command line interface
  • Cookie support
  • Custom payloads
  • Fuzzing engine
  • WAF detection

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + More than 5000 GitHub stars
  • + Very low number of dependencies
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

XSStrike is under development by Somdev Sangwan.


Supported operating systems

XSStrike is known to work on Linux and Microsoft Windows.


Several dependencies are required to use XSStrike.

  • fuzzywuzzy
  • requests
  • tld

XSStrike alternatives

Similar tools to XSStrike:



XXSER leverages the execution of arbitrary code on the web server when an administrative user inadvertently triggers a hidden XSS payload.


XSS Hunter

XSS Hunter helps with finding XSS attacks and trigger a warning when one is succesful. It exists as an online service, or self-hosted installation.

All XSStrike alternatives

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a XSS scanning tool and cross-site scripting scanner.