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Dalfox – An Automated XSS Finder

by Yash Anand
Dalfox Hacking Tool

Dalfox is a fast, powerful parameter analysis and XSS scanner based on a DOM parser. Other than finding XSS it also has additional features that test for sqli,ssti,open-redirects. It is capable of finding reflected, stored, and blind XSS.

Dalfox Installation

There are numerous ways to install the package, one of which being via Homebrew.

Installing using Snapcraft

This method of installation requires snapcraft to be installed. You can find out if the snap is installed in your system by using the snap command, if it is not installed you can follow this link to install snap in your system.

sudo snap install dalfox

The next two methods, require the latest go version install in your system. You can check the install version by using the command go version if go is not installed you can follow this link to install the go.

Installing from source

GO111MODULE=on go get -v github.com/hahwul/dalfox/v2

Installing using GitHub

git clone https://github.com/hahwul/dalfox
cd dalfox
go build .

Installing using docker

docker pull hahwul/dalfox:latest

You can run using this command: docker run -it hahwul/dalfox:latest /app/dalfox url https://www.hahwul.com

The below method only works on the macOS.

Install using Homebrew

brew tap hahwul/dalfox
brew install dalfox

How Dalfox Works

Scanning a single URL

dalfox url http://testphp.vulnweb.com/listproducts.php

Scanning multiple URL

Dalfox can also scan multiple URLs.

cat samples/sample_target.txt | dalfox pipe
dalfox file ./samples/sample_target.txt

You can use paramspider to find the parameter and then pass multiple URLs to Dalfox to get better results.


What Bunny rating does it get?

It is a fast tool to find  XSS and other commons web vulnerabilities, The tool gives very few false positives and has additional features to find sqli, ssti and many more things. we will be awarding this tool a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bunnies.

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