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Maxthon3 about:history XCS Trusted Zone Code Execution

Cross Context Scripting (XCS) is possible in the Maxthon about:history page. Injection in such privileged/trusted browser zone can be used to modify configuration settings and execute arbitrary commands. Please note this module only works against specific versions of XCS. Currently, we've only successfully tested on Maxthon 3.1.7 build 600 up to 3.2.2 build 1000.

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Module Name



  • Roberto Suggi Liverani
  • sinn3r <sinn3r [at]>
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>



  • Maxthon 3 (prior to 3.3) on Windows


  • windows



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 exploit/windows/browser/maxthon_history_xcs msf exploit(maxthon_history_xcs) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(maxthon_history_xcs) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(maxthon_history_xcs) > show options and set options... msf exploit(maxthon_history_xcs) > exploit