Installing Nikto on Linux

Nikto could be install on the Linux VM.

Nikto runs much faster on Linux and this is required for IPS training, or firewall testing

To install Nikto on the Linux machine.

1. Download and install Nikto version 2.1.5 from the official website: http://www.cirt.net/nikto2.
Warning! Required to download the package in the gz format!
For example:
# wget https://cirt.net/nikto/nikto-2.1.5.tar.gz

2. Extract the package using the following command:
tar -zxvf nikto-2.1.5.tar.gz

3. Move the extracted Nikto package to /usr/local/bin:
cd ~
sudo cp -apvf nikto-2.1.5/* /usr/local/bin/
ls -l /usr/local/bin/
sudo vim /usr/local/bin/nikto-2.1.5/nikto.conf

4. Create a symlink for the conf file to /etc and then make the Nikto script executable using chmod:
sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/nikto.conf /etc/nikto.conf
ls -l /etc/nikto.conf
sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/nikto.pl
ls -l /usr/local/bin/nikto.pl

5. Update the Nikto database packages:
/usr/local/bin/nikto.pl -update


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