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Burp Extender

Burp Extender lets you extend the functionality of Burp Suite in numerous ways.

Extensions can be written in Java, Python or Ruby.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

v1.5.03

This release fixes a number of bugs affecting the new extensibility:
  • Extensions are now automatically reloaded on startup when Burp is running in headless mode.
  • A bug introduced in v1.5.02 where Burp won't load a new Python extension unless the JRuby JAR file has been configured, has been fixed.
  • An exception that occurred when adding custom scan issues asynchronously (using IBurpExtenderCallbacks.addScanIssue()) has been fixed.
  • A bug where all custom scan issues were reported in the UI with High severity has been fixed.
  • When an IProxyListener sets one of the XXX_AND_REHOOK intercept actions, when the subsequent call to the listener occurs, the intercept action returned from IInterceptedProxyMessage.getInterceptAction() will now be the same value that was previously set (rather than defaulting back to ACTION_FOLLOW_RULES). This enables extensions to more easily re-identify messages that are being rehooked.
MD5: 98ca55bff9a3572cd86cc0c252a2916e
SHA256: b2db3585ae986ac8eed21aa0cd1b0f96efe70a181c6181286986f2d4dbda619f

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

v1.5.02

This release adds native support for Burp extensions written in Ruby. To use this feature, you'll need to download JRuby, and either configure the location of the JRuby JAR file within the Extender options, or load the JRuby JAR file on startup via the Java classpath.

The code for the following sample extensions has been updated to include versions written in Ruby, which you can use as a template for your own extensions if you wish:
[As with the Python examples, I'm new to Ruby, so apologies if the code isn't to your taste.]

This is still a beta release, pending feedback about the new extensibility framework.

MD5: f5c87fba7aa0c7c738bf2f91e7a4d0a5
SHA256: e36b591d1c2847f6c489b9aa91c8c28bc3ee3925371a868122ed328c95bdb6bf

Monday, December 10, 2012

v1.5.01

Burp has a new extensibility framework. Key features include:
  • Ability to use multiple extensions simultaneously.
  • Dynamic loading and unloading of extensions.
  • Much richer API.
  • Support for Python.
  • Easier extension development for non-programmers.
Read more:
Note that due to the extensive changes that have occurred under the hood, this is a beta release. Also, the draft new API is subject to change in the next release of Burp, based on user feedback.

MD5: 977ce9f6379df0c4d49e49fcb0b631c6
SHA256: d39ae5d2be9c0f6a628d231845da30d4e93628cf740ddc92da7fea8fb65d96ab

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

v1.5

This is the final stable v1.5 release:
  • Burp Suite Free Edition contains significant new features, added since v1.4 - Read full details.
  • Burp Suite Professional contains a number of bugfixes and tweaks, added since the last release candidate.
Work is already well underway on post-v1.5 features. Pro users will have some fantastic new toys to play with soon ...

Free edition
MD5: 2d1af3b6bd7842977747984b7c37b190
SHA256: 8596fed86278cfa607333358b688a07df4e4c3fc13be42b7ecd6672e4708d641

Pro edition
MD5: 551275db277d33e984c7768f5c6a0a92
SHA256: 4f1992678438a6f8fd09e341407f1664d1ee749ee1c28d67c0ef3ab6dea49680

Monday, October 8, 2012

v1.5rc3

This release fixes a bug which was introduced in the v1.5rc2 release, and which caused the active scan checks for XSS to fail to execute in some situations. If you have carried out any scanning using the v1.5rc2 release, it is recommended that you repeat the scans using this release.

MD5: f1d6e2a15ec1d73f881e3e7d6c228bef
SHA256: a52c8eed60544853c6ca780439f4f8f35a7ff352cae6cca0c65c41de6b7c0c9f

Friday, October 5, 2012

v1.5rc2

This release fixes a number of minor bugs.

The Burp Repeater UI has been modified to conserve screen space. The previous fields for host / port / protocol have been removed, since these details are automatically populated when a request is sent to Repeater, and typically do not need to be modified. The details of the target server for the current request are still displayed, and you can change these details by clicking on the target server label, to open a dialog.

Burp's memory handling has been further refined, particularly when actively scanning, to reduce the overall memory footprint and improve Burp's resilience in low memory conditions.

MD5: 913317eaee1a19eac9df47c23f08b179
SHA256: 4f119e3c841fa62c6fff4bbe03c424ffa581838222f567852ad8f4acaf623012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

v1.5rc1

Burp now includes full documentation within the software itself:
  • New help documentation is completely rewritten and up to date
  • Comprehensive - 65,000 words
  • Logically organized into 300 individual sections
  • Includes every Burp function and configuration option
  • Step-by-step "getting started" help for newbies
  • Detailed help on using Burp in your testing methodology
  • Advanced topics for Burp power users
You can open the main help window via the Help menu. Contextual help is also provided throughout Burp. Next to any function or option, you can click the "?" button to view relevant help in a pop-up. And if necessary, you can drill down from there into the main help itself.

Hopefully this will enable Burp users at all levels to understand Burp's capabilities more fully, and make your testing with Burp even more effective.

This is a release candidate for Burp v1.5.

MD5: b2b4a2210ac34fec8ad1adf0a7a97983
SHA256: 1dd70b3f2d1eb371d0022b5953f934e13e67bb3da9ecb711a148fbdae99b3740

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

v1.4.12

This release resolves a problem with proxying SSL connections from Android clients. When Android proxies SSL, it resolves the destination hostname locally, and issues a CONNECT request containing the host's IP address. In earlier versions, Burp would then generate an SSL certificate with the IP address as its subject name, causing the Android client to show an SSL error, because the subject name on the certificate did not match the original hostname that Android had resolved.

Burp now behaves differently. If a CONNECT request is received containing an IP address, Burp connects to the destination server to obtain its SSL certificate. Burp then generates an SSL certificate with the same subject name (and alternative subject names, if defined) as the server's actual certificate. Assuming the server is returning a valid certificate for the hostname that Android is requesting, this should remove the SSL errors relating to the mismatched hostname.

(Note that it is still necessary to install Burp's CA certificate in the Android client, as for other SSL clients.)

A number of bugs are also fixed:
  • Some further causes of deadlock in the new UI.
  • A bug in the Scanner, where the "skip all tests" configuration was not properly applied to REST parameters.
  • An error saving and restoring state in headless mode, which was introduced in recent versions.
  • A bug in the macro item editor UI which prevented the list of items from scrolling properly.

Finally, the active scan wizard for consolidating multiple scanned items now contains an option to remove items with no parameters. (Note that this option should not necessarily be used automatically, because items with no parameters are normally fast to scan, and may still contain interesting bugs that can only be found via the active scanner.)

MD5: 1d9b6cbcbe046842b71393f1ca431cc8
SHA256: 17155923dac3748b05808d3b033f71761f0e00ba286c0edcda2e4f4af2478e7a

Thursday, July 19, 2012

v1.4.11

This release fixes a number of bugs and stability issues, mainly arising from the recent new user interface:
  • Various causes of UI deadlock when modifying the site map tree and active scan queue have been resolved.

  • A bug has been fixed when manually adding payloads to the Intruder preset list (and elsewhere), where hitting enter to add an item to the list caused the text field to become unstable.

  • A bug in Intruder, where exporting selected result rows from a reordered table caused the wrong rows to be saved, has been fixed.

  • A bug in the handling of built-in world lists in the Content Discovery function has been fixed.

  • A bug has been fixed in the ViewState renderer, where the root tree node, including the ViewState version and MAC status, was hidden.

  • A bug in Intruder, where modifying a live attack config and then repeating the attack caused the original config to be used, has been fixed.

  • A bug in tab renaming (Intruder and Repeater) which sometimes caused the cursor and modified text to disappear, has been fixed.

  • An accidental change made to the use of the Burp Extender API processHttpMessage(), where the tool name became capitalized, has been reversed.

  • An occasional bug in the active scan queue where restoring state caused some scan threads to become stalled has been fixed.

  • Column reordering is re-enabled in the Proxy history.

Burp Sequencer's behavior has been modified when handling samples whose character set size is not a round value of 2^N. Previously, these partial bits of entropy were rounded down to the nearest bit, resulting in some original data being lost, and the likely introduction of bias into the remaining data. In this situation, Burp now transforms the input data so that it uses a round 2^N-sized character set without losing any original data (partial bits are merged into the whole bits at the same character position). No solution to this problem is going to be perfect, but in most cases the new algorithm markedly improves Sequencer's accuracy.

A new feature has been added to optionally prevent Burp from saving configured passwords in persisted settings or state files. If this setting is used, then the user is prompted for the required passwords when Burp is launched, or the state file is restored.

MD5: 3b1eb475eb4e2c7e25f3d15c51bd8914
SHA256: 2d5e6c838be2c1f3e731048d8111cf01d5ed7afb422e57d0fd4f59c743583443

Thursday, June 28, 2012

v1.4.10

Burp now fully supports JSON requests. These are properly handled by Intruder and Scanner, for automatic placement of attack insertion points, and syntax is correctly colorized in the message viewer:



The Scanner engine now includes options to change parameter locations when scanning. If set, Burp will still scan each parameter in its original location, but will additionally move the parameter within the request and test it again. This can be highly effective when an application performs some filtering on parameters in a particular location (e.g. the query string) but reads the value of a specific named parameter from anywhere in the request. The new options are off by default because they result in many more scan requests being generated:



There are several new scan checks: frameable responses (Clickjacking), HTML5 cross-origin resource sharing, user agent-dependent responses, disabling of browser XSS filter.

Various existing scan checks have been improved (XSS, SQL injection, file path traversal, etc.). To help you fine-tune the focus of each scan, you can now configure whether the SQL injection checks should include attacks that are specific to different database types:




MD5: cbe92a47fd5c6240106353602b04c631
SHA256: da4a07488dd9b085e6b3a5061648d99456acbe7c4c789324b15fb474e2700497

Monday, June 18, 2012

v1.4.09

This release fixes a few bugs arising from last week's beta release, notably:

  • The "double paste" problem affecting the HTTP message editor.
  • The failure of cut/copy/paste to work at all in some text fields.
  • Occasional UI freeze when (un)pausing the active scanner.

Also, some Mac users noticed that non-OSX look and feels use the Control key as the command modifier, and do not recognize the Command key. I've applied a workaround so that the Command key should always work on OSX, regardless of the look and feel.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

v1.4.08

This is a beta release with a major revamp of Burp's user interface. Highlights include:

  • Scalable fonts and UI elements everywhere
  • Support for Java look-and-feels
  • Tons of configurable hotkeys
  • Smart tabs in Intruder and Repeater
  • Sortable tables everywhere
  • Autocompleting text fields

More details are here.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

v1.4.07

This release fixes an incompatibility issue with JRuby, which prevented the Buby extension from working properly.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

v1.4.06

This release contains a number of bugfixes and other minor enhancements:

  • A bug has been fixed which meant the Spider sometimes did not honour the configured maximum requests per URL.

  • A bug has been fixed where the Spider did not handle BASE tags properly.

  • The Burp Extender API IHttpRequestResponse.setHighlight(String color) now accepts a null value in the parameter, which has the effect of clearing any existing highlight.

  • A bug has been fixed in the HTTP message viewer/editor which caused display errors in some long lines.

  • A bug has been fixed which caused some waiting items in the active scan queue not to restart following restoration of state.

  • The session handling cookie jar now tracks cookie expiration times. The session handling rule to update the request with cookies from Burp's cookie jar now removes cookies from requests when they have expired. Previously, the failure to remove expired cookies prevented Burp from working properly with some authentication mechanisms. There is a one-day tolerance for expiration times due to timezone anomalies on many applications, but this is generally acceptable since most applications set the expiry date on cancelled cookies to be far in the past.

  • A bug has been fixed affecting NTLM authentication when following redirects.

  • A further issue affecting NTLM authentication reported by some users appears to arise when browsers attempt to perform HTTP request pipelining. Burp Proxy now has two options which can be used to deter browsers from attempting pipelining: you can configure the Proxy to always use HTTP/1.0 in responses, and to always set the response header "Connection: close".

  • A bug affecting Sequencer's token analysis has been addressed. When analysing relatively small samples of tokens with large character sets (such as Base64-decoded binary data), Sequencer's probabilistic analysis was producing inaccurate character-level results, due to the small number of samples relative to the number of available characters. The fix for this is that Sequencer skips the character-level analysis when this condition is liable to occur. The bit-level analysis is not affected.