Welcome to BurpKit

Welcome to the next generation of web application penetration testing - using WebKit to own the web. BurpKit is a BurpSuite plugin which helps in assessing complex web apps that render the contents of their pages dynamically. As part of its rich feature set, BurpKit provides a bi-directional JavaScript bridge API which allows users to quickly create BurpSuite plugins which can interact directly with the DOM and Burp's extender API at the same time. This permits BurpSuite plugin developers to run their web application testing logic directly within the DOM itself whilst taking advantage of BurpSuite's other features as well!

For example, imagine building an intruder payload generator that dynamically generates a word list while crawling a Web 2.0 web application such as Twitter. Or maybe using the BurpScript extensions to scrape web pages and save those results to a file. What about building a better web spider that can render AJAX-based pages and send discovered content to the active scanner? All this can be done with BurpKit and more!

Getting Started

System Requirements

BurpKit has the following system requirements:

  • Oracle JDK >=8u50 and <9 (Download)
  • At least 4GB of RAM


Installing BurpKit is simple:

  1. Download the latest prebuilt release from the GitHub releases page.
  2. Open BurpSuite and navigate to the Extender tab.
  3. Under Burp Extensions click the Add button.
  4. In the Load Burp Extension dialog, make sure that Extension Type is set to Java and click the Select file ... button under Extension Details.
  5. Select the BurpKit-<version>.jar file and click Next when done.

If all goes well, you will see three additional top-level tabs appear in BurpSuite:

  1. BurpKitty: a courtesy browser for navigating the web within BurpSuite.
  2. BurpScript IDE: a lightweight integrated development environment for writing JavaScript-based BurpSuite plugins and other things.
  3. Jython: an integrated python interpreter console and lightweight script text editor.

Compiling BurpKit

BurpKit is distributed as an IntelliJ IDEA project. Once the project is opened in IntelliJ, compilation should be trivial. The JAR file can be built using the Build Artifacts... menu item under the Build menu. The compiled output will appear under the out directory.

Known Issues

The following sections detail known issues that have been discovered within BurpKit and possible workarounds.

No Upstream Proxy Support

Upstream proxies set within BurpSuite's Options tab are currently not supported as there exists no way to monitor BurpSuite setting modifications. Therefore, upstream proxies will have to be configured at the system level or via the Java command line arguments. BurpKit may leverage BurpSuite's internal request framework in future releases.

Blank Tabs

Unhandled exceptions within the JavaFX event loop may trigger this condition. Currently, BurpKit-v1.01-pre attempts to resolve this issue. If you are still experiencing this issue, please run BurpSuite from the command line (e.g. java -jar burpsuite_<version>.jar -Xmx4g) and open a GitHub issue with the following details:

  1. OS and system details (please include RAM size);
  2. Console output, if any;
  3. Java version (java -version); and
  4. BurpSuite runtime arguments, if applicable.