Automate more with the new Acunetix WVS 8 build

The new Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner build number 20121106 includes a number of new features, new security checks, product improvements and as well bug fixes. To help web security experts automate their work, in this new build we included a new feature that allows you to schedule up to 2,000 website security scans via a csv file, rather than using the current scheduler web interface.

New Features:

  • Schedule up to 2,000 website security scans using a CSV file.
  • Ability to exclude WSDL inputs from a scan from the WSDL scan wizard.

New Security Checks:

  • Added a new security check for IIS global.asa / global.asax backup files.
  • Added a new remote code execution security check for vbseo 3.6.0.
  • New arbitrary PHP code execution security check for Drupal.
  • New information disclosure security check for Drupal.
  • Added several web security checks for Ekton CMS.
  • New XSS security check that can find vulnerabilities in Referrer headers.

Improvements:

  • Scheduler UI now supports pagination for faster load time.
  • Improved XSS vulnerabilities detection in URIs.
  • Improved Input Fields entries for better crawling of websites.

Bug Fixes:

  • Client certificates are now being used from the Login Sequence Recorder.
  • Fixed a crash in the compare scans template.
  • Fixed an AcuSensor injection problem with .NET Framework 4.0 applications.
  • Fixed several Sensitive Directory vulnerabilities false positives.
  • Fixed a Login Sequence Recorder crash.

How to Upgrade to Build 20121106

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.

Contact the Acunetix Team on support@acunetix.com for any technical queries or sales@acunetix.com for any sales information.

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