Nikto Port Scanning Detection

info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9086
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Synopsis

The remote host is performing a port scan scan using Nikto.

Description

The remote host is performing a port scan using Nikto, a popular open-source web vulnerability scanner.

Solution

Ensure that this tool is authorized according to corporate policies and guidelines.

See Also

https://cirt.net/Nikto2

http://sectools.org/tool/nikto

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 9086

Family: Policy

Published: 2/19/2016

Updated: 2/19/2016

Dependencies: 9084