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This Project has been discontinued and therefore marked by the OWASP Global Projects Committee as an Inactive one.

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Welcome to the OWASP CAL9000 project...


This project, while still useful, is pretty much dormant and orphaned by the project lead. The OWASP Global Projects Committee (GPC) suggests looking at EnDE which is an amazing bit of JavaScript encoding/decoding goodness that came out of the OWAP SoC 2008.



CAL9000 is a collection of web application security testing tools that complement the feature set of current web proxies and automated scanners. CAL9000 gives you the flexibility and functionality you need for more effective manual testing efforts. Works best when used with Firefox or Internet Explorer.

CAL9000 is written in JavaScript, so you have full access to the source code. Feel free to modify it to best suit your particular needs. CAL9000 has some powerful features (like executing cross-domain xmlHttpRequests and writing to disk). It is purposefully designed to do some horribly insecure things. Therefore, I would strongly encourage that you only run it locally and NOT off of a server.

Take a few moments to check out the CAL9000 built-in Help file for information about all of the new features and some potential gotchas (browser quirks, xmlHttpRequest limitations, etc.)

Please only use this tool for testing your own applications or those that you have been authorized to test.


  • XSS Attacks - This is a listing of the XSS Attack Info from RSnake. You can filter the listing based on which browsers the attacks work in, test them, apply RegEx filters and create/edit/save/delete your own attacks.
  • Character Encoder/Decoder - Encodes and decodes the following types: URL, Standard Hex, Unicode, Html(Named), Html(Decimal), Html(Hex), Html(Hex Long), Javascript Escaped, XML Escaped, Straight Decimal, Straight Hex, IE Hex, IE Unicode, Base64 and MD5. Encode only with MD4 and SHA1. Specify Upper/Lowercase, Delimiters and Trailing Characters. You can add/remove wrappers around your results and encode/decode selected text instead of the entire contents of the window.
  • Http Requests - Manually craft and send HTTP requests to servers. GET, POST, HEAD, TRACE, TRACK, OPTIONS, CONNECT, PUT, DELETE, COPY, LOCK, MKCOL, MOVE, PROPFIND, PROPPATCH, SEARCH and UNLOCK methods supported. Send single requests or launch automated attacks with more than one request at a time. All results are saved in a history file.
  • Http Responses - View the status codes, response headers and body. Isolate the script, form and cookie information in the response.
  • Scratchpad - A place to save code snippets, notes, results, etc.
  • Cheatsheets - Collection of references for various web-related platforms and languages.
  • IP Encode/Decode - Go to/from IP, Dword, Hex and Octal addresses.
  • String Generator - Create character strings of almost any length.
  • Scroogle Search - A privacy-friendly scrape of Google results w/Advanced Operators.
  • Testing Tips - Collection of testing ideas for assessments.
  • Testing Checklist - Track the progress of your testing efforts and record your findings. The checklist categories roughly correlate with the Manual Testing Techniques from the OWASP Testing Guide. Create/edit/save/delete your own checklist items.
  • AutoAttack Editor - Create/edit/save/delete the AutoAttack Lists that are used to drive the automated multiple-request capabilities on the HTTP Requests page.
  • Store/Restore - Temporarily hold and retrieve textarea and text field contents.
  • Save/Load State - Allows you to save CAL9000 textarea and text field contents and reload them when you are ready to resume testing.
  • Selected Text Processing - Allows you to process selected text inside of a textarea instead of the entire contents.


LATEST RELEASE - Version 2.0 released November 16, 2006. See the OWASP CAL9000 Project Roadmap for release notes.

Project Contributors

Chris Loomis wrote the CAL9000 tool and currently leads the project. Any and all questions, comments or suggestions are welcome and may be directed here or submitted via the mailing list.

Thanks to everyone who has emailed me their comments and great suggestions for enhancing CAL9000. Keep the ideas coming! Special thanks to Achim Hoffmann for his significant contributions of code and time to the project.

Geeze, Really helpful stuff.

Feedback and Participation:

We hope that you find the OWASP CAL9000 Project useful. Please contribute to the Project by volunteering for one of the Tasks and/or sending your comments, questions and suggestions to [email protected] To join the OWASP CAL9000 Project mailing list or to view the archives, please visit the subscription page.


Please refer to the OWASP CAL9000 Project Roadmap for current tasks.

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