How to Install Nuclei and how to use it in kali linux 2021

Hello all

Nuclei is used to send requests across targets based on a template leading to zero false positives and providing fast scanning on large number of hosts. Nuclei offers scanning for a variety of protocols including TCP, DNS, HTTP, File, etc. With powerful and flexible templating, all kinds of security checks can be modelled with Nuclei.

So let’s see how we can install it and how we can use to find vulnerabilities in web applications so let’s get started

Tool link : https://github.com/projectdiscovery/nuclei

How to Setup/Install in kali linux

Make sure you have installed golang in your machine , Now just open your terminal and paste this command

GO111MODULE=on go get -v github.com/projectdiscovery/nuclei/v2/cmd/nuclei

tool will be installed like this

Now to your go/bin folder and navigate it like and run this command sudo cp nuclei /usr/local/bin

Now to has been successfully installed now we need to update template so just run this command nuclei update-templates

it will update your template

Our setup has been complete so let’s see how we can use it

How To Use It

if you wanna scan only one website so just type this in your terminal

nuclei -u https://example.com -t yourTeamplatefolder

or if you wanna scan a list of targets so enter command like this

nuclei -list urls.txt -t yourtemplatefolder

Example of urls.txt

google.com

bing.com

domain.domain.com

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