Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 8 Build 20120808 Released

We are pleased to announce an updated build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 (WVS 8). The new build 20120808 offers a number of new security checks for several different well known web applications, improvements and also a number bug fixes.

New Feature:

  • Acunetix WVS will alert the user if a web application firewall or IDS are detected

New Security Checks:

  • Added a security check for FCKeditor cross site scripting vulnerability
  • Added a test for Liferay json Auth Bypass
  • Acunetix WVS now checks for Server Side Request Forgery
  • Added several security checks for IBM Tivoli Access Manager Web Server vulnerabilities
  • New security check for vulnerabilities in SharePoint Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (MS12-050)
  • Acunetix WVS now cheks for several DotNetNuke vulnerabilities (popular ASP.NET CMS)
  • Added a new security check for exposed Apache Solr Service
  • Remote code execution tests for Umbraco CMS software
  • Check for SWFUpload applet vulnerability in a large number of web applications
  • Added security checks for user controllable scripts and charsets


  • HTTP Verb Tampering security script now bruteforces common or sensitive files and directories
  • Cross-site scripting (XSS) security checks were improved

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed: Incorrect handling of Internet Explorer’s Javascript substr implementation
  • Fixed: Login Sequence Recorder; ssl_write result was not handled correctly resulting in data not rendering correctly
  • Fixed: Display problem; alert/child count was not displayed correctly in some cases
  • Fixed: Developer report was not showing long urls in coverage report
  • Fixed: Saved credentials were not persistent in general settings
  • Fixed: Product was not activating when using proxy credentials for activation

How to Upgrade to Build 20120808

On starting Acunetix WVS 8, a pop-up window will automatically notify you that a more recent build is available for download. Navigate to the General > Program Updates node in the Tools explorer, click on Download and Install the new build.

View the complete Acunetix WVS change log here.

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