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Nikto

Nikto

Nikto is a web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 3500 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, versions on over 900 servers, and version specific problems on over 250 servers.

Scan items and plugins are frequently updated and can be automatically updated (if desired).

Nikto is built on LibWhisker and can run any platform which has a Perl environment, and supports SSL, proxies, host authentication, IDS evasion and more.

 Nikto

License
GNU GPL v2

Developer
Sullo

Website
www.cirt.net/nikto2

Requirements
Perl
LibWhisker Perl module

Support:
Nikto DocumentationMailing List

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Designed to find many types of web server problems including:
    • Server and software misconfigurations
    • Default files and programs
    • Insecure files and programs
    • Outdated servers and programs
  • Uses rfp's LibWhisker as a base for all network funtionality
  • Main scan database in CSV format for easy updates
  • Fingerprint servers via favicon.ico files
  • Determines "OK" vs "NOT FOUND" responses for file type, if possible
  • Determines CGI directories for each server, if possible
  • Switch HTTP versions as needed so that the server understands requests properly
  • SSL Support (Unix with OpenSSL or maybe Windows with ActiveState's Perl/NetSSL)
  • Output to file in plain text, HTML or CSV
  • Plugin support (standard PERL)
  • Checks for outdated server software
  • Proxy support (with authentication)
  • Host authentication (Basic)
  • Watches for "bogus" OK responses
  • Attempts to perform educated guesses for Authentication realms
  • Captures/prints any Cookies received
  • Mutate mode to "go fishing" on web servers for odd items
  • Builds Mutate checks based on robots.txt entries (if present)
  • Scan multiple ports on a target to find web servers (can integrate nmap for speed, if available)
  • Multiple IDS evasion techniques
  • Users can add a custom scan database
  • Supports automatic code/check updates (with web access)
  • Multiple host/port scanning (scan list files)
  • Username guessing plugin via the cgiwrap program and Apache ~user methods
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