Acunetix WVS Build History

Build v7.0.20111005 – 5th October 2011

New Features

  • The Client Script Analyzer engine now supports jQuery, jQuery UI, and YUI Library
  • New URL Rewrite option: Match full URI. When enabled, a URL rewrite rule can be matched against the whole URI and not just the path

Improvements

  • Major AcuSensor improvements for PHP
  • Inclusion of more variables discovered by Acusensor during a scan

Bug Fixes

  • Login Sequence Recorder uses the specified Proxy settings correctly

Build v7.0.20110920 – 20th September 2011

New Security Check

  • Security check for Apache httpd remote denial of service

Improvements

  • Firefox plugin now supports Firefox v.6
  • Inclusion of more variables discovered by Acusensor during a scan

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed HTTP verb tampering security checks with further reduction of false positives
  • Paths edited in HTTP Authentication settings node are being saved correctly
  • Actions menu is appearing correctly in the Small Business Edition

Build v7.0.20110823 – 23rd August 2011

New Security Checks

  • Complex security check for Timthumb (detects WordPress installations and checks for vulnerable plugins and themes
  • Includes bruteforcing capabilites to look for plugins/themes that contain the Timthumb script
  • Security check for Sun/Oracle GlassFish Server Authentication Bypass (same check includes some additional checks for GlassFish)

Updates

  • Updated Firefox plugin to support Firefox 5

Bug Fix

  • Fixed an enumeration problem while parsing a WSDL with inputs that have a lot of possible values.

Build v7.0.20110711 – 17th July 2011

New Feature

  • Included IMAGE tag with source in crawler for more detailed crawling data.

Improvements

  • Improved Cross-site scripting checks.
  • Introduced a number of improvements in the Client Script Analyzer (CSA) module for better Web 2.0 crawling.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed crash in Login Sequence Recorder when accessing specific sites with frames.
  • Fixed Access Violation in fuzzer if XML filetype is selected and set an invalid filename.
  • Fixed issue when authenticating against websites using Digest and NTLM.
  • Fixed a file browser crash if visualizing file during scanning.
  • Fixed a crash when loading saved scans from specific websites.
  • Corrected interpretion of HTML encoding in Crawler.
  • Fixed Access Violation in Fuzzer

Build v7.0.20110518 – 18th May 2011

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed where the Acusensor Technology files were updated incorrectly.
  • Fixed Access Violation when scan is stopped.
  • Fixed user interface incorrect behaviour.

Build v7.0.20110406 – 6th April 2011

New feature

  • AcuSensor details are now exported in the report as well.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in cross domain check script.
  • Fixed 2 crashes in the scanner software.
  • Fixed a bug in DOM XSS security check.

Build v7.0.20110308 – 8th March 2011

New features

  • Acunetix WVS will parse SVN repositories file structure and crawl it automatically

New security checks

  • ClientAccessPolicy.xml and CrossDomain.xml security checks
  • Git repository security checks
  • Check if htaccess file is readable
  • Nginx PHP Code Execution via FastCGI
  • Nginx buffer underflow vulnerability
  • Nginx PHP FastCGI Code Execution File Upload.

Improvement

Bug fixes

  • Maximum directory depth value was not working properly
  • HTTP limitations were not respected from scripts
  • When scanning a domain with subdomains, in some cases multiple scans were created for the same subdomain
  • Properly handling of situations when a file redirects to itself from http to https.

Build v7.0.20110209 – 9th February 2011

New features

  • PCI 2.0 compliance report template
  • CWE/SANS top 25 complaince report template

Improvement

  • Input fields now support wildcards and priorities (read the section Traversing Web Form Pages in the Acunetix WVS user manual for more information)

Bug fix

  • Fixed: access violation in Client Script analyzer engine

Build v7.0.20110124- 24th January 2011

New features

  • New type of XSS test introduced (parameter was set to javascript:…)

Bug fixes

  • Fixed: Scanner crash when scanning https sites with client certificates.
  • Fixed: A number of particular checks were not performed when scanning from crawl results.
  • Fixed: Login Sequence Recorder: different user agent string was sent with XHR.
  • Fixed: Reports were not sent as attachments when scanning a list of URLs from the Scheduler.
  • Fixed: Fixed incorrect error message popup in scheduler “there is already a queue starting a that time when the queues were of different type”
  • Fixed: Crawler MaximumVariationCount was being ignored in the scanner settings.
  • Fixed: eval() security check moved from scanner to crawler.
  • Fixed: Aborting of analysis while executing events in CSA engine not always working.
  • Fixed: CSA engine “Worker already executing” exception.
  • Fixed: In XML or AVDL export CDATA content is no longer encoded.

Build v7.0.20101216- 20th December 2010

New features

  • DOM XSS will now report the filename in which the attack was executed
  • DOM XSS checks on document.open, window.open, window.navigate and more

Bug fixes

  • Fixed: Aborting analysis while executing events not always worked in CSA
  • Fixed: CSA engine crashing with “worker already executing” exception
  • Fixed: Crawler was not considering maximum number of variations in case of links from comments
  • Fixed: In some cases during a WSDL service scan, port address query params where not properly used
  • Fixed: False positive for ASP.NET padding oracle test
  • Bugfix: HTML parser; Fixed regex for extracting URLs from HTML comments

Build v7.0.20101206- 6th December 2010

New feature

  • Acunetix WVS automatically checks for

    DOM XSS vulnerabilities

Bug fixes

  • Fixed: Get First URL Only option not working correctly because it was still importing links from CSA engine
  • Fixed: “User credentials sent in clear text” was not being reported by crawler in certain circumstances
  • Fixed: Port was being specified in host header even if default ports were being used.

Build v7.0.20101123- 23th November 2010

Improvements

  • More updates to the Client Script Analyser (CSA) engine for better Web 2.0 support

Bug fixes

  • Fix: Added port in host header for https in manual browsing
  • Fixed: Crawler not serving pages to Client Script Analyzer engine on request if pages were already queued
  • Fixed: Compare results frame crashed if nodes are expanding while still comparing
  • Fixed: CanonicalizeLink was incorrectly interpreted “..” style links

Build v7.0.20101115- 15th November 2010

New features

  • Ability to stop individual running security scripts during a scan

Major Improvements

  • Introduced a good number of CSA engine improvements; better support of JQuery and Web 2.0 applications
  • Introduced a number of new XSS security checks

Bug fixes

  • Fixed: Memory leak in NTLM authentication
  • Fixed: Incorrect interpratation of links with leading “//”
  • Fixed: Access violation crashes in HTTP Sniffer for certain SSL websites

Build v7.0.20101028- 28th October 2010

Bug fixes

  • Fixed: Replay of recorded login sequences was not working properly in the free version
  • Fixed: NTML authentication was not working properly when using specific type of credentials
  • Fixed: Crash in Login Sequence Recorder while detecting invalid session on some particular websites
  • Bugfix: Fixed XSS tests to automatically follow redirects
  • Bugfix: Fixed script error in ASP.NET padding oracle test

Build v7.0.20101012 – 12th October 2010

Bug fixes

  • Fixed: Client Script Analyser engine was blocking if insertAdjacentHTML used on an element without parent
  • Fixed: “Accept” header was not sent by the advanced penetration testing tools

Build v7.0.20100921 – 22nd September 2010

New Security Check

  • Added a security check for the latest OpenX OFC file upload vulnerability
  • Added a ASP.NET security check for the ASP.NET padding Oracle vulnerability

Improvements

  • Reduced the number of false positives for Blind SQL injections security checks
  • Improved Blind SQL injection tests by adding a number of new tests to detect blind SQL injections in UPDATE/INSERT/…

Bug fixes

  • Fixed: Cookie encoding didn’t worked as expected in some cases
  • Fixed: Cookie were not always imported from AcuSensor data

Build v7.0.20100902 – 2nd September 2010

New Features

  • Added the option to mark a whole group or node alerts as false positive via right click

Bug fixes

  • Problems with proxy authentication didn’t allow proxy users to run scans
  • Mark Alert as false positive was not working properly in some cases

Build v7.0.20100901 – 1st September 2010 – NEW VERSION

New Features

  • New scanning engine – faster and reports more vulnerabilities
  • New vulnerability verifying techniques to reduce false positives
  • New site crawler – ability to crawl a wider range of websites and find more parameters
  • Scriptable Vulnerabilities – now vulnerability checks are written in JavaScript
  • Ability to analyse website presentation layer to better understand website parameters’ functions
  • Graphical Scan status interface presents you with more scan information
  • Re-scan single vulnerability to avoid launching repetitive scans to verify fixes
  • Support for HTTP Keep-alive
  • DNS Caching to reduce multiple DNS requests
  • Ability to control delay between requests
  • HTTP authentication settings node – support for granular specifications of HTTP credentials
  • Support for digest HTTP authentication mechanism
  • AcuSensor Technology test button to quickly verify installation of remote AcuSensor agent
  • Different variants of the same vulnerability are consolidated under one alert node
  • Ability to specify label or tag instead of actual website parameter name in Input Fields node
  • Option to automatically randomize input for parameters specific in Input Fields node

New security checks

  • Test for SQL Injection in URI
  • Stored SQL injection
  • Stored file inclusion
  • Stored directory traversal
  • Stored code execution
  • Stored file tampering
  • A whole new set of more advanced WebDav auditing checks
  • Automated form based authentication auditing checks (e.g. check if credentials can be brute forced)

Major Improvements

  • Consumes less bandwidth
  • Improved network traffic handling
  • HTTP authentication is now shared between all penetration testing tools
  • Improved HTTP Snifffer / Manual crawling process
  • Improved support for Web 2.0 requests and responses e.g. JSON, XML etc
  • Support for a wider variety of content-types
  • Improved Web 2.0 session management support
  • Imrpoved XSS (Cross-site scripting) security checks and detection rate
  • Added a number of new and improved existing web server security auditing techniques
  • Improved file upload security checks
  • Improved DNS auditing scripts