[Nikto-discuss] Nikto plugin for Nessus

security curmudgeon jericho at attrition.org
Tue May 1 13:18:58 CDT 2012

On Tue, 1 May 2012, Subscriptions wrote:

: I'm not sure who is responsible for the nikto.nasl Nessus plugin, but 
: since I haven't got a response from Tenable yet, I decided to raise the 
: issue here as well.

5.0.1 I assume (Apr 16)?

: I recently discovered the Nikto plugin for Nessus and installed it on 
: our server running Nessus 5.1. Having followed the configuration steps 
: on Tenable's website I got everything working nicely. About a week ago 
: it suddenly stopped working.

That plugin has not been changed since 2011/03/21, so it shouldn't be 
related to it. The upgrade to 5.0.1, or if you upgraded Nikto recently, 
may be an issue.

: I see a 'perl nikto.pl' process starting while the scan is in progress. 
: Although the plugins have been updated via our Professional Feed, the 
: nikto.nasl plugin appears to have the same date and appears unchanged. I 
: think this may be a Nessus rather than a Nikto issue so apologies if I 
: shouldn't have posted here, but I'm running out of ideas and was hoping 
: that someone might have thought of something I haven't.

First, can you confirm the exact dates of when it last worked, as 
compared to when you upgraded to 5.0.1?

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