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Proxy to remote server with CORS support

cors.py for mitmproxy

Hacking CORS restriction to enable in-browser XHR to any server.

Usage

Say you are running an web app at localhost, and you want to send XHR to http://remote-server:80, but the CORS restriction forbids access because you are sending requests from an origin that remote-server:80 does not allow.

Run:

mitmproxy -s cors.py -R http://remote-server:80 -b localhost -p 8080

Now localhost:8080 is tunnelled to remote-server:80.

And you can XHR to proxied server from localhost:

fetch("http://localhost:8080/api.json")
  .then(function(response) {
    // enjoy the response
  });

Bonus: You can inspect HTTP requests in mitmproxy.

from libmproxy.protocol.http import HTTPResponse
from netlib.http import Headers
def response(context, flow):
flow.response.headers["Access-Control-Allow-Origin"] = "*"
# Use this if the application sends auth info via header
flow.response.headers["Access-Control-Expose-Headers"] = "X-Application-Session-Id"
def request(context, flow):
# Hijack CORS OPTIONS request
if flow.request.method == "OPTIONS":
headers = Headers([
[b"Access-Control-Allow-Origin", b"*"],
[b"Access-Control-Allow-Methods", b"POST"],
[b"Access-Control-Allow-Headers", b"X-Application-Session-Id"],
[b"Access-Control-Max-Age", b"1728000"]
])
resp = HTTPResponse(b"HTTP/1.1", 200, "OK", headers, "")
flow.reply(resp)
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