[Nikto-discuss] Error reading HTTP response

David Lodge dave at cirt.net
Fri Mar 12 09:59:19 UTC 2010

On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 20:17:05 -0000, Peter Wang <wkwang at cisco.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I upgraded Nikto to 2.1.1 and did a scan. Nikto returned a lot of ³error
> reading HTTP response². It didn¹t have this error with previous Nikto  
> 2.03
> version.
> Do you know what¹s the issue with Nikto 2.1.1?

I added this in 2.1.0 - before it would silently ignore errors from the  
webserver. Now it reports them, this is the web server not returning an  
HTTP response. You normally get these from embedded devices, or if there's  
an IPS. Though it looks like some webservers return it for all CGI paths.

I'm tempted to alter this to an optional error reporting (e.g. -D e to see  


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