Scan your web server for vulnerabilities with Nikto

Posted: June 11, 2011 by Hacking & Relax in Linux, Pentested

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.

1. Install Nikto

apt-get install nikto

2. Test the local web server

nikto -h localhost

Nikto also supports testing on different ports. Click here for Nikto usage information.

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