In this recipe, we will learn about Nikto and its web server scanning capabilities. Nikto is an open source (GPL) web server scanner that performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 6,700 potentially dangerous files/programs, checks for outdated versions of over 1,250 servers, and also checks for version-specific problems on over 270 servers.
To step through this recipe, you will need Kali Linux running on Oracle Virtualbox and an Internet connection. No other prerequisites are required.
For this recipe, you need to perform the following steps:
Nikto, Nikto will display its help and switches available for use (you can ...