How to Intercept Localhost Traffic with Burp Suite Mozilla Firefox

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How to Intercept Localhost Traffic with Burp Suite Mozilla Firefox

Hello friends how are you doing today? Today what we are going to take a look at how you can intercept traffic using Burp Suite if you are running a web application on your localhost. Now the thing in this case if that there is no issue with how you Burp Suite is configured the issue lies in the browser end the browser does not route the localhost traffic through a proxy.

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This is really helpful when you are running your own lab on your system and the traffic is not showing in Burp you can fix this issue by two different methods one is that you can access that application by using the IP address of your computer and then open up the application or you can make some changes in the browser config to allow localhost traffic through the Burp Proxy.

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Method 1: Accessing the Application using the System IP

It is really simple to know what is the IP address of your system if you are on Linux you will have to type “ifconfig” in the terminal and if you are running Windows open CMD and type “ipconfig” then you can use that IP to access the application in the browser that is configured with Burp Suite and then you will be able to view all the requests that are being sent.

Method 2: Changing Browser config (Mozilla Firefox)

In this method, we need to change the config of browser that is not allowing to route the localhost traffic through Burp in the case I am using Mozilla as I use Mozilla for my testing. First, open up Mozilla Firefox and go to “about:config

Then click on “Accept the Risk and Continue” and it will open up the configuration interface:

In here search for “network.proxy.allow_hijacking_localhost” and change the value from false to true.

Now if you open Burp and make any request it will be intercepted and you will be able to view all the traffic.

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How to Intercept Localhost Traffic with Burp Suite Mozilla Firefox

That’s it for this article see you in the next one.