Niko web server  vulnerability scannerNikto2

Nikto is an Open Source (GPL) web server application scanner. It will test a web server in the quickest time possible, and is fairly obvious in log files, so it should not be considered as a stealth tool. This tool is very useful to both test you web server for security issue and also to test your IDS to see how it reacts to different types of attacks.

 

Nikto is used to perform:

  • Comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items
  • It including over 6000 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, 
  • It checks for outdated versions of over 1000 servers, 
  • It can identify version specific problems on over 270 servers. 
  • It also checks for server configuration items such as the presence of multiple index files, HTTP server options
  • It attempt to identify installed web servers and software. 
  • Scan items and plugins are frequently updated and can be automatically updated.
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Features of Nikto

  • SSL Support (Unix with OpenSSL or maybe Windows with ActiveState's Perl/NetSSL)
  • Full HTTP proxy support
  • Checks for outdated server components
  • Save reports in plain text, XML, HTML, NBE or CSV
  • Template engine to easily customize reports
  • Scan multiple ports on a server, or multiple servers via input file (including nmap output)
  • LibWhisker's IDS evasion techniques
  • Easily updates via command line
  • Identifies installed software via headers, favicons and files
  • Host authentication with Basic and NTLM
  • Subdomain guessing
  • Apache and cgiwrap username enumeration
  • Mutation techniques to "fish" for content on web servers
  • Scan tuning to include or exclude entire classes of vulnerability checks
  • Guess credentials for authorization realms (including many default id/pw combos)
  • Authorization guessing handles any directory, not just the root directory
  • Enhanced false positive reduction via multiple methods: headers, page content, and content hashing
  • A "single" scan mode that allows you to craft an HTTP request by hand
  • Reports "unusual" headers seen
  • Interactive status and verbosity changes
  • Thorough documentationHere are some of the major features of Nikto. See the documentation for a full list of features and how to use them.
  • SSL Support (Unix with OpenSSL or maybe Windows with ActiveState's Perl/NetSSL)
  • Full HTTP proxy support
  • Checks for outdated server components
  • Save reports in plain text, XML, HTML, NBE or CSV
  • Template engine to easily customize reports
  • Scan multiple ports on a server, or multiple servers via input file (including nmap output)
  • LibWhisker's IDS evasion techniques
  • Easily updates via command line
  • Identifies installed software via headers, favicons and files
  • Host authentication with Basic and NTLM
  • Subdomain guessing
  • Apache and cgiwrap username enumeration
  • Mutation techniques to "fish" for content on web servers
  • Scan tuning to include or exclude entire classes of vulnerability checks
  • Guess credentials for authorization realms (including many default id/pw combos)
  • Authorization guessing handles any directory, not just the root directory
  • Enhanced false positive reduction via multiple methods: headers, page content, and content hashing
  • A "single" scan mode that allows you to craft an HTTP request by hand
  • Reports "unusual" headers seen
  • Interactive status and verbosity changes
  • Thorough documentation

 

Requirments

  • Operating Systems
    • Windows
    • MAc OSX
    • Linux
    • Solaris
  • ActiveState Perl (if installing on windows)
  • LibWhisher
  • OpenSSL (for linux and Unix platforms)

 

Note

Nikto can be integrated with Nessus. If Nessus detects a webserver during a scan it can automaticall launch Nikto

 

 

Nikto2 website

Nikto is written by Chris Sullo and David Lodge

 

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