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FS#62570 - [nikto] Launch script switches directory, breaking output options

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Drew Noel (drewmnoel) - Tuesday, 07 May 2019, 19:19 GMT
Last edited by Balló György (City-busz) - Friday, 30 August 2019, 05:08 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Assigned
Assigned To Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


The script that is installed to /usr/bin/ contains a "cd" to another directory (/usr/share/nikto/). This means that when a user gives an output flag to nikto, nikto attempts to write the output to /usr/share/nikto/, rather than the user's real working directory.

Additional info:
* Nikto v2.1.6

Reproduction Examples (as a non-privileged user):
1. nikto -host -output example.txt
2. nikto -host -Save .
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