How to check webserver by Nikto

nikto.pl -h yourwebserver
This is wonderful perl script to check the web server security and vulnerability .Get it from here :http://www.cirt.net/nikto2 Here are some key features of "Nikto": ? Uses rfp's LibWhisker as a base for all network funtionality ? Main scan database in CSV format for easy updates ? Determines "OK" vs "NOT FOUND" responses for each server, if possible ? Determines CGI directories for each server, if possible ? Switch HTTP versions as needed so that the server understands requests properly ? SSL Support (Unix with OpenSSL or maybe Windows with ActiveState's Perl/NetSSL) ? Output to file in plain text, HTML or CSV ? Generic and "server type" specific checks ? Plugin support (standard PERL) ? Checks for outdated server software ? Proxy support (with authentication) ? Host authentication (Basic) ? Watches for "bogus" OK responses ? Attempts to perform educated guesses for Authentication realms ? Captures/prints any Cookies received ? Mutate mode to "go fishing" on web servers for odd items ? Builds Mutate checks based on robots.txt entries (if present) ? Scan multiple ports on a target to find web servers (can integrate nmap for speed, if available) ? Multiple IDS evasion techniques ? Users can add a custom scan database ? Supports automatic code/check updates (with web access) ? Multiple host/port scanning (scan list files) ? Username guessing plugin via the cgiwrap program and Apache ~user methods
Sample Output
nikto.pl -h webserv
- Nikto v2.03/2.04
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+ Target IP:          198.162.5.2
+ Target Hostname:    wevserv
+ Target Port:        80
+ Start Time:         2009-08-30 10:17:12
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+ Server: Apache/2.2.0 (Fedora)
+ No CGI Directories found (use '-C all' to force check all possible dirs)
+ Apache/2.2.0 appears to be outdated (current is at least Apache/2.2.9). Apache 1.3.39 and 2.0.61 are also current.
+ OSVDB-877: TRACE / : TRACE option appears to allow XSS or credential theft. See http://www.cgisecurity.com/whitehat-mirror/WhitePaper_screen.pdf for details
+ 3577 items checked: 2 item(s) reported on remote host
+ End Time:        2009-08-30 10:17:21 (9 seconds)
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+ 1 host(s) tested

Test Options: -h webserv
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2009-08-29 04:54:43

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