[Nikto-discuss] Nikto automatically checking version, was Re: Nikto bug about Zeus (ticket #52)

Frank Breedijk FBreedijk at schubergphilis.com
Wed Feb 4 20:40:11 UTC 2009


Actually I was thinking more along the following line. I normally run nikto -update every night. If there is a plugin that will report that the base version is out of date, that would do the trick for me.

If I am running without an internet connection no problem, I will make sure the plugins get there somehow.

Frank Breedijk
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: nikto-discuss-bounces at attrition.org [mailto:nikto-discuss-
> bounces at attrition.org] On Behalf Of David Lodge
> Sent: 04 February 2009 20:18
> To: Frank Breedijk
> Cc: nikto-discuss at attrition.org
> Subject: [Nikto-discuss] Nikto automatically checking version, was Re:
> Nikto bug about Zeus (ticket #52)
> On Wed, 04 Feb 2009 08:21:49 -0000, Frank Breedijk
> <FBreedijk at schubergphilis.com> wrote:
> > I have a number of Nikto instances on different machines, and none of
> > them are truly supported by the OS (hence my version bump ticket in
> the
> > Gentoo bugzilla). Would it be possible for Nikto to report in the
> output
> > then it is behind in the major release?
> The Gentoo problem is resolved in trunk and will be resolved in Nikto
> 2.10
> (I was wanting to release it on the 31/12/2008, but ran out of time,
> but
> it'll be a month or two). Unfortunately, I'm not going to backport this
> to
> Nikto 2.03 (as it did take quite a rework of the config code).
> In terms of whether the current version is the most up to date; I'd
> normally shy away from checking this (though it is easy to do), simply
> because it means that nikto'd have to contact www.cirt.net to get
> version
> information. As I normally run nikto from a non-Internet connected
> source,
> I wouldn't want to wait for a timeout each time I run it. I could add
> an
> option to the configuration file to give it the option to check whether
> nikto needs an update.
> CC'ing to nikto-discuss in case anybody has any strong opinions either
> way...
> Thanks
> dave
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