[Nikto-discuss] Nikto2 + Net::SSLeay memory leak?

David Lodge dave at cirt.net
Wed Apr 23 12:12:05 UTC 2008

Quoting mike <falter+nikto at gmail.com>:
> Like I said, this will probably have to get bounced over to the guys w/
> libwhisker, but I'm wondering if anyone else running nikto2 has seen
> anything like this?

I can definately confirm that I'm seeing the same effect as you:  
multiple hosts got nikto to rise to about 1/4G of memory, but I'm not  
certain where.

Nikto only uses one chunk of memory for all requests (whether http or  
https) so I strongly suspect that nikto is innocent in this!

Having had a quick nosy through libwhisker, I'd suspect a leak in  
Net::SSLeay, as the libwhisker code doesn't seem to have anything  
leaping out at me to cause the problem. Also your

Good find, but we may need to raise this with the SSLeay guys.


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