Plution : Prototype Pollution Scanner Using Headless Chrome


Plution is a convenient way to scan at scale for pages that are vulnerable to client side prototype pollution via a URL payload. In the default configuration, it will use a hardcoded payload that can detect 11 of the cases documented here:

What This Is Not

This is not a one stop shop. Prototype pollution is a complicated beast. This tool does nothing you couldn’t do manually. This is not a polished bug-free super tool. It is functional but poorly coded and to be considered alpha at best.

How It Works

Plution appends a payload to supplied URLs, naviguates to each URL with headless chrome and runs javascript on the page to verify if a prototype was successfully polluted.

How It Is Used

  • Basic scan, output only to screen:
    cat URLs.txt | plution
  • Scan with a supplied payload rather than hardcoded one:
    cat URLs.txt|plution -p '__proto__.zzzc=example'
    Note on custom payloads: The variable you are hoping to inject must be called or render to “zzzc”. This is because ‘window.zzzc’ will be run on each page to verify pollution.
  • Output:
    Passing '-o' followed by a location will output only URLs of pages that were successfully polluted.
  • Concurrency:
  • Pass the '-c' option to specify how many concurrent jobs are run (default is 5)


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