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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000730Kali LinuxGeneral Bugpublic2013-12-04 22:42
Reportercon Assigned Tomuts  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Platformx64OSKaliOS Version1.0
Product Version1.0.5 
Fixed in Version1.0.6 
Summary0000730: Nikto XML output generation failure

Using nikto with -output and an xml extension will fail with the following message:

  • ERROR: Reading DTD
Steps To Reproduce

nikto -host -output scanme.xml

  • ERROR: reading DTD

    cd /var/lib/nikto

    nikto -host -output scanme.xml

  • Nikto v2.1.5
    (creates XML output file)
Additional Information

strace output shows that nikto expects nikto.dtd file at relative path "doc/nikto.dtd", so if current directory is changed to /var/lib/nikto then XML output will succeed




2013-12-04 22:41

reporter   ~0001125

Thanks for the detailed report. Your comments lead us to the problem immediately, and nikto.conf has been edited accordingly. Fixed in nikto_1:2.1.5-5.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-12-04 22:14 con New Issue
2013-12-04 22:41 muts Note Added: 0001125
2013-12-04 22:41 muts Status new => closed
2013-12-04 22:41 muts Assigned To => muts
2013-12-04 22:41 muts Resolution open => fixed
2013-12-04 22:41 muts Fixed in Version => 1.0.6
2013-12-04 22:42 muts Status closed => resolved