May 26, 2018
Web and CGI vulnerability scanner with SSL support
Nikto is an Open Source GPL web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 6100 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, checks for outdated versions of over 950 servers, and version specific problems on over 260 servers. It also checks for server configuration items such as the presence of multiple index files, HTTP server options, and will attempt to identify installed web servers and software. Scan items and plugins are frequently updated and can be automatically updated.
It uses Rain Forest Puppy’s LibWhisker wiretrip.net for HTTP functionality, and can perform checks in HTTP or HTTPS. It also supports basic port scanning and will determine if a web server is running on any open ports.
Nikto is written by Chris Sullo and David Lodge.