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