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NIKTO

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 2008-03-26
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NAME

nikto - web security scanner  

SYNOPSIS

nikto -h host [options]  

DESCRIPTION

nikto is a web server assessment tool. It is designed to find various default and insecure files, configurations and programs on any type of web server. It is designed to find many types of web server problems including server and software misconfigurations, default files and programs, insecure files and programs and outdated servers and programs.  

OPTIONS

You can find complete documentation of all options in the file /usr/share/doc/nikto/nikto_manual.html
-h, -host
Host(s) to target. Can be an IP address, hostname or text file of hosts.
-Cgidirs
Scan these CGI directories in place of those specified in config.txt.
-config
Specify an alternative config file in place of /etc/nikto/config.txt
-dbcheck
Check the scan databases for syntax errors.
-evasion
Specify the LibWhisker IDS evasion technique to use. See the complete manual for possible values.
-findonly
Only discover HTTP(S) port and server headers.
-Format
Save the output file in one of the specified format (csv, htm, txt or xml).
-id
ID and password to use for authentication.
-mutate
Specify mutation technique. See the complete manual for possible values.
-nolookup
Do not perform name lookups on IP addresses.
-output
Write report to the specified file.
-p, -port
Which port(s) to test. Default to 80.
-Pause
Delay in seconds between each test.
-Display
Control the output of Nikto. See the complete manual, chapter 5, for possible values.
-root
Prepend the specified value to the beginning of every request.
-ssl
Only test SSL on the ports specified.
-Single
Perform a single request. See the complete manual for more information.
-timeout
Delay in seconds before timeout.
-Tuning
Specify which kind of tests to run against target. See the complete manual for possible values.
-update
Update the plugins and databases from cirt.net.
-useproxy
Use the HTTP proxy defined in config.txt.
-Version
Display versions of Nikto, plugins and database.
-vhost
Specify the Host header to be sent with each request.
-Help
Display extended help information.
 

FILES

/etc/nikto/config.txt
Configuration file for nikto
/var/lib/nikto/plugins
Plugins for nikto
 

AUTHOR

nikto was written by Chris Sullo.

This manual page was written by Vincent Bernat <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
FILES
AUTHOR

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