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Failed to create Burp project: IndexOutOfBoundsException

Ben | Last updated: Aug 10, 2016 03:49PM UTC

I was working on a burp project the past 24 hours and today my computer crashed. When I went to load the project again after recovering my machine I am now getting an error. Failed to create Burp project: IndexOutOfBoundsException I am not seeing any other message, I loaded both in the wizard and in command line. I really don't want to start the project over if i can avoid it. Any suggestions? The file is 289mb, I am running this on OSX 10.11.6 using burp suite version 1.7.04

Burp User | Last updated: Aug 10, 2016 03:50PM UTC

java version "1.8.0_65" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_65-b17)

PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Aug 11, 2016 03:15PM UTC

When your computer crashed, were you running Burp directly on the host machine, or inside a VM? Burp uses memory-mapped files for projects, and the OS should ensure that the file on disk is eventually consistent, and even on abnormal termination should leave it in a crash-consistent state. We're seeing a few cases, particularly where VMs are used, where an abnormal OS termination actually causes corruption of the existing file on disk, with the result that Burp cannot read the project data back on startup. We're working to identify the situations where this situation can arise, and on ways that Burp can be more resilient when it does.

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