SSRF Proxy

SSRF Proxy is a multi-threaded HTTP proxy server designed to tunnel client HTTP traffic through HTTP servers vulnerable to HTTP Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF).

Once configured, SSRF Proxy attempts to format client HTTP requests appropriately for the vulnerable server. Likewise, the server's response is parsed and formatted for the client.

By correctly formatting the client request and stripping unwanted junk from the response it is possible to use SSRF Proxy as a HTTP proxy for web browsers and scanning tools such as sqlmap and nikto.

SSRF Proxy also assists with leveraging blind SSRF vulnerabilities to perform time-based attacks, such as blind time-based SQL injection with sqlmap.

Version 0.0.3.pre
Author Brendan Coles
Copyright 2015-2016 Brendan Coles
License MIT - (see file)


Ruby 1.9.3 or newer

Ruby Gems:

  • celluloid-io
  • webrick
  • logger
  • colorize
  • ipaddress
  • base32
  • htmlentities


$ gem install ssrf_proxy

Usage (command line)

Usage:   ssrf-proxy [options] -u <SSRF URL>
Example: ssrf-proxy -u http://target/?url=xxURLxx

   -h, --help             Help
   -v, --verbose          Verbose output
   -d, --debug            Debugging output

  Server options:
   -p, --port=PORT        Listen port (Default: 8081)
       --interface=IP     Listen interface (Default:

  SSRF request options:
   -u, --url=URL          SSRF URL with 'xxURLxx' placeholder
       --method=METHOD    HTTP method (GET/HEAD/DELETE/POST/PUT)
                          (Default: GET)
       --post-data=DATA   HTTP post data
       --cookie=COOKIE    HTTP cookies (separated by ';')
       --user-agent=AGENT HTTP user-agent (Default: Mozilla/5.0)
       --rules=RULES      Rules for parsing client request for xxURLxx
                          (separated by ',') (Default: none)

  SSRF connection options:
       --proxy=PROXY      Use an HTTP proxy to connect to the server.
       --insecure         Skip server SSL certificate validation.
       --timeout=SECONDS  Connection timeout in seconds (Default: 10)

  HTTP response modification:
       --match=REGEX      Regex to match response body content.
                          (Default: \A(.+)\z)
       --strip=HEADERS    Headers to remove from the response.
                          (separated by ',') (Default: none)
       --decode-html      Decode HTML entities in response body.
       --guess-status     Replaces response status code and message
                          headers (determined by common strings in the
                          response body, such as 404 Not Found.)
       --guess-mime       Replaces response content-type header with the
                          appropriate mime type (determined by the file
                          extension of the requested resource.)
       --ask-password     Prompt for password on authentication failure.
                          Adds a 'WWW-Authenticate' HTTP header to the
                          response if the response code is 401.

  Client request modification:
       --forward-cookies  Forward client HTTP cookies through proxy to
                          SSRF server.
       --cookies-to-uri   Add client request cookies to URI query.
       --body-to-uri      Add client request body to URI query.
       --auth-to-uri      Use client request basic authentication
                          credentials in request URI.
       --ip-encoding=MODE Encode client request host IP address.
                          (Modes: int, ipv6, oct, hex, dotted_hex)

Usage (ruby)

First, create a new SSRFProxy::HTTP object:

  # SSRF URL with 'xxURLxx' placeholder
  url = 'http://example.local/index.php?url=xxURLxx'
  # options
  opts = {
    'proxy'          => '',
    'method'         => 'GET',
    'post_data'      => '',
    'rules'          => '',
    'ip_encoding'    => '',
    'match'          => "\\A(.+)\\z",
    'strip'          => '',
    'decode_html'    => false,
    'guess_mime'     => false,
    'guess_status'   => false,
    'ask_password'   => false,
    'forward_cookies'=> false,
    'body_to_uri'    => false,
    'auth_to_uri'    => false,
    'cookies_to_uri' => false,
    'cookie'         => '',
    'timeout'        => 10,
    'user_agent'     => 'Mozilla/5.0',
    'insecure'       => false
  # create SSRFProxy::HTTP object
  ssrf =, opts)
  # set log level (optional)
  ssrf.logger.level = Logger::DEBUG

Then send HTTP requests via the SSRF:

  # fetch via SSRF by String
  uri = ''

  # fetch via SSRF by URI
  uri = URI.parse('')

  # fetch via SSRF using a raw HTTP request
  http = "GET HTTP/1.1\n\n"


Refer to the wiki for more information and example usage:

Refer to RubyDoc for code documentation: