Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner version 9, build 20130904 contains various new features including the detection of BREACH and CRIME SSL / TLS vulnerabilities, the detection of vulnerabilities in OpenX and vBulletin, and various other improvements.

New Functionality


  • Improved DeepScan to provide better coverage.
  • Improved SQL injection detection for HSQLDB databases.
  • Improved XSS detection.
  • Added ability to select/unselect all items in a folder when using the option “after crawling let me choose the files to scan”.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed custom 404 browser navigation bug
  • Filenames encoded as UTF-8 are now properly displayed.

How to Upgrade

If you are running Acunetix WVS 8, you should follow the upgrade instructions available in the “Upgrading from a previous version of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner” in the Acunetix WVS user manual.

If you are running Acunetix WVS v9, you will be notified that a new build is available to download when you start Acunetix WVS. Navigate to the General > Program Updates node in the Tools explorer, click on Download and Install the new build.

You can see the complete Acunetix WVS change log here. If you have any technical questions, feel free to email the Acunetix Support Team.

If you have any sales related questions or are interested in becoming an Acunetix Reseller, email the Acunetix Sales Team.

Nicholas Sciberras
Principal Program Manager
As the Principal Program Manager, Nicholas is passionate about IT security and technology at large. Prior to joining Acunetix in 2012, Nicholas spent 12 years at GFI Software, where he managed the email security and anti-spam product lines, led multiple customer service teams, and provided technical training.