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JavaScript Object Signing and Encryption Pentesting Helper

JOSEPH is a Burp Suite extension and has been developed as part of a master thesis by Dennis Detering at the Ruhr-University Bochum in cooperation with the Spike Reply GmbH (formerly CSPi GmbH).


  • Recognition and marking
  • JWS/JWE editors
  • (Semi-)Automated attacks
    • Bleichenbacher MMA
    • Key Confusion (aka Algorithm Substitution)
    • Signature Exclusion
  • Base64url en-/decoder
  • Easy extensibility of new attacks

Burp Suite BApp Store

This Burp Suite extension can be downloaded directly from the BApp Store JSON Web Token Attacker


To compile the JOSEPH extension from source, it is necessary to have Apache Maven installed and to run the following command:

$ mvn clean package

To skip the (unit) tests, use the following command:

$ mvn clean package -DskipTests


If the Oracle JDK is installed, the used Bouncy Castle JCE provider dependency is not allowed to be loaded from within a newly compiled fat-JAR, as it breaks the needed signature integrity check.

When performing the Bleichenbacher attack without Bouncy Castle being correctly loaded, the following error will occur:

[BleichenbacherPkcs1Info]: Error during key encryption: Cannot find any provider supporting RSA/NONE/NoPadding

If this issue arises, please perform the following step(s):

  • Copy the Bouncy Castle JAR-file bcprov-jdk15on-1.54.jar from JOSEPH's lib folder into the /[PATH_TO_JVM]/jre/lib/ext directory.

  • In some cases, it is necessary to additionally amend the /[PATH_TO_JVM]/jre/lib/security/ file and add the following line (preferably directly below the other provider definitions): security.provider.9=org.bouncycastle.jce.provider.BouncyCastleProvider. The 9 in this case specifies the priority and should be adjusted to fit into existing definitions.

Alternatively, use target/JOSEPH-1.0.2.jar and load the target/lib folder to your Java Environment under Extender/Options.

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