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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0008012Kali LinuxKali Package Bugpublic2023-05-31 14:57
Reporteronillap Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2022.3 
Summary0008012: sslstrip fails to resolve target website

I am using the latest package available in Kali (1.0+git20211125.9ac747b-0kali1) and when I run it it gives errors similar to this one in the sslstrip.log file:
2022-10-16 19:09:01,267 Resolving host:
2022-10-16 19:09:01,267 Host not cached.
2022-10-16 19:09:01,296 Resolved host successfully: ->
2022-10-16 19:09:01,296 Host resolution error: [Failure instance: Traceback: <class 'TypeError'>: argument should be integer or bytes-like object, not 'str'
--- <exception caught here> ---

It seems to do this for any host.
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Steps To Reproduce

I am simply following the instructions in the file.




2022-11-06 10:46

reporter   ~0017056

Seems this is a known unresolved issue in sslstrip:

sslstrip seems to be generally not compatible with Python3 anymore:

and has been already removed from Debian since quite some time:



2022-11-06 11:59

reporter   ~0017057

Looks like Kali switched to a python3 compatible fork available at:

Better create a new issue about this error in the hope to get this fixed.



2023-05-31 14:57

administrator   ~0018104

This report has been filed against an old version of Kali. We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.

Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux (

If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing, and also give information about your setup?
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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-10-16 23:30 onillap New Issue
2022-11-06 10:46 kali-bugreport Note Added: 0017056
2022-11-06 11:59 kali-bugreport Note Added: 0017057
2023-05-31 14:57 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0018104
2023-05-31 14:57 g0tmi1k Status new => closed