Step by Step Guide to Install NIKTO on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

NIKTO is a free & open source vulnerability scanner tool. It helps to scan the web servers, outdated server applications and other problems. It performs more than 6700 tests against a website. It is used to test a website, web-server & domain-name for known security vulnerabilities and mis-configurations of files, programs and servers.

There are few steps to install NIKTO on ubuntu:

Step 1: Update the System.

apt-get update

Step 2: Install the NIKTO on system.

apt-get install nikto

  • Check the NIKTO version.

nikto

  • Here is the command output.

Step 3:  NIKTO Syntax & Examples.

  • To scan the web server.

nikto -h  server-ip
or
nikto -host ip_address

  • Here is the command output.

  • To scan the domain-name.

nikto -h domain-name

  • Here is the command output.

  • To scan the server with port number.

nikto -h server-ip  -p (port number) 80

  • Here is the command output.

  • To scan the fully qualified domain-name.

nikto -h http://www.domain.com

  • Here is the command output.

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