Nikto and OpenVAS

In a previous entry I described how to setup OpenVAS on Fedora. This post is about the integration of nikto into OpenVAS. First we need nikto. Fortunately a package is available in the Fedora Package Collection.

Let’s run a quick test against the web interface of a router (the same one I used in this blog post) in my test network.

So far so good. Time to start the OpenVAS client. After the connection to the server is made, check if the plugin is available. “Plugins” and then “Web application abuses”.

Nikto (NASL wrapper)

Now launch a scan against the router. OpenVAS gives back some details:

Personally I like the direct output from nikto more because it’s compact and fast.

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