Integrating Nikto with Nessus Video

by Paul Asadoorian
October 27, 2010

A new video has been uploaded to the Tenable Security YouTube Channel titled, "Integrating Nikto with Nessus":

Please visit the Tenable YouTube Channel where you can view the above video in High Definition for better picture quality

When installing Nikto on Linux systems, here are a few tips:

To download Nikto and install it as shown in the video, use the following commands:

$ wget
$ tar zxvf nikto-2.1.3.tar.gz
$ cd nikto-2.1.3

Run the following two command as root:

# mkdir /opt/nikto
# cp -r * /opt/nikto/

Modify /opt/nikto/ and change the location of the configuration file:

$NIKTO{'configfile'} = "/opt/nikto/nikto.conf"; ### Change this line if it's having trouble finding it

Add the following line to /etc/profile and update the system-wide path to include Nikto (I've also added the directories containing the Nessus binaries):

export PATH=$PATH:/opt/nikto:/opt/nessus/bin:/opt/nessus/sbin

Re-compile and re-index the Nessus plugins:

# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessusd -R

Finally, restart Nessus:

# /etc/init.d/nessusd restart