Unlike other web vulnerability scanners, Acunetix drastically improves the automatic detection of DOM XSS vulnerabilities by tracing the execution of the script code from the scanned website. Through our unique DeepScan Technology, Acunetix can monitor a list of sources and trace the data flow until it reaches various sinks that can cause a DOM-based XSS vulnerability.
Acunetix can detect such complex vulnerabilities automatically, reducing the resource-intensive task of detecting such vulnerabilities.
As new technologies bring new security risks to light, Acunetix steps up to the challenge with the most
comprehensive crawling and scanning technology in the market.
DOM-based XSS Vulnerabilities are much harder to detect that the classic XSS. Whilst a traditional XSS vulnerability exploits server side code, DOM cross site scripting affects the script code being executed in the client’s browser.
Acunetix WVS boasts advanced JavsaScript and HTML5 interpretation techniques through its specialised DeepScan Technology. This not only drastically improves the automated detection of DOM-based XSS vulnerabilities, but also ensures maximum protection whilst allowing you to make use of the latest development technologies.