Debian Tutorials

Debian Tutorials


Step by step tutorials showing you how to install and configure various applications and services on Debian based Linux distros.

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Scan your web server for vulnerabilities with Nikto on squeeze

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Nikto is a web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 3500 potentially dangerous files/CGIs, versions on over 900 servers, and version specific problems on over 250 servers.

1. Add non-free archive to apt sources (pico /etc/apt/sources.list)

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main non-free
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main non-free

Add non-free behind main in both lines

2. Update the package list

apt-get update

3. Install Nikto

apt-get install nikto

4. Test the local web server

nikto -h localhost

Nikto also supports testing on different ports. Click here for Nikto usage information.

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