Scanning for Heartbleed using Acunetix

Soon after the Heartbleed bug was made public, Acunetix released an update to detect the vulnerability in websites and web applications. The script that detects this is called Heartbleed_Bug.script, and is included in the following Scanning Profiles: Default High_Risk_Alerts The newly created heartbleed profile The Heartbleed bug is considered to be one of the most […]

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Acunetix OVS cannot connect to my Scan Target.

This occurs when a firewall or WAF blocks all connections from Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner. You probably can still connect to the website from your browser, since the firewall is not blocking your IP address. You will need to confirm that your firewall is not blocking the connection from Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner. All Acunetix OVS scans […]

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My scan seems to be stuck

This situation generally occurs when scanning a large web site. In this case, the scan can take a few hours, sometimes, although rarely, a few days. The scan might seem to be stuck, when in reality, it is not. When this happens, the status of the scan shows the same percentage for the progress. You […]

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Why is my scan showing as Queued?

When you request a scan, the scan request is queued till the next available scanner is available to handle the scan request. This generally takes less than a few minutes. There is a limit of 1 simultaneous scan per scan target. This is done not to overwhelm the scan target with requests. So if you […]

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How long does a scan take to complete?

The duration of a scan depends on many things, including network latency, size of site being scanned, the server’s resources and services running on the scanned server. The average scan time for a network scan is 20 minutes, while the average time for a web scan is between 2 and 4 hours.

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