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reactjsHow can I use ReactJS to create XSS payloads?

ReactJS is a JavaScript library used for creating user interfaces. It is often used to create interactive web applications. XSS payloads can be created with ReactJS by using the dangerouslySetInnerHTML method. This method allows you to insert HTML into a React component, which can be used to inject malicious JavaScript code.


const xssPayload = <div dangerouslySetInnerHTML={{__html: '<script>alert("XSS!")</script>'}} />
ReactDOM.render(xssPayload, document.getElementById('root'));

Output example


The code above creates an XSS payload using ReactJS. It uses the dangerouslySetInnerHTML method to insert a <script> tag into a React component. When the component is rendered, the script is executed, resulting in an alert message with the text "XSS!".

Parts of the code and their functions:

  • const xssPayload: declares a variable to hold the XSS payload
  • <div dangerouslySetInnerHTML={{__html: '<script>alert("XSS!")</script>'}} />: uses the dangerouslySetInnerHTML method to insert a <script> tag into the React component
  • ReactDOM.render(xssPayload, document.getElementById('root'));: renders the React component, executing the script and displaying the alert message

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