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HTTP Cross-Site Tracing Detection



Checks if the host is vulnerable to Cross-Site Tracing (XST)


  • Jay Turla <@shipcod3>
  • CG <cg@carnal0wnage.com>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/scanner/http/trace
msf auxiliary(trace) > show actions
msf auxiliary(trace) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(trace) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(trace) > run 

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