The new build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability scanner Version 7 checks for DOM based XSS vulnerabilities. Unlike the traditional cross-site scripting vulnerability, document object model based cross-site scripting (DOM XSS) vulnerability is a type of vulnerability which affects the script code in the client’s browser. To read and learn more about DOM based Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, click here.
Apart from the automated DOM XSS checks, the new build also contains the following 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.
How to upgrade to build 20101206
On starting up Acunetix WVS, a pop up window will automatically notify you that a more recent build is available for download. To download the latest build, navigate to General > Program Updates node in the Tools explorer, and click on Download and Install new build.