Tool and Usage
Nikto is an open source security scanner which tests web servers for potential vulnerabilities.
Why this tool?
Nikto helps with performing security scans against web servers and to search for vulnerabilities in web applications.
Note: the data files of Nikto are not released under GPL. Embedding them in your projects may require permission of the author.
Usage and audience
Nikto is commonly used for penetration testing, security assessment, or web application analysis. Target users for this tool are developers, pentesters, and security professionals.
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + The source code of this software is available
- + Well-known tool
Supported operating systems
Nikto is known to work on Linux.
Similar tools to Nikto:
Web Application Security Scanner aimed towards helping users evaluate the security of web applications
Wapiti is a security tool to perform vulnerability scans on web applications. It uses fuzzing to detect known and unknown paths, among other tests.
Spaghetti is a web vulnerability scanner to find flaws in common web applications and frameworks. It can perform fingerprinting and vulnerability discovery.
|Latest release||2.1.6 [2015-07-09]|
|Nikto project website|
|Nikto GitHub page|