Check Point Advisories

Nikto Security Scanner

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1178
Date Published: 31 Mar 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated: Wednesday 30 August, 2023
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Web Servers
Vulnerability Description Nikto is a vulnerability scanning product. Remote attackers can use Nikto to detect vulnerabilities on a target server.

Protection Overview

This protection detects and blocks Nikto vulnerability scanning attempts.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Nikto Security Scanner protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Scanner Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Nikto Security Scanner

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