An updated build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 7 was released.  This new build features a number of new security checks, automatic crawling and scanning of SVN repositories, improved Cross-site scripting checks and a number of bug fixes.

New feature:

  • 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.


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.

How to upgrade to build 20110308:

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.

Click here for the complete Acunetix WVS change log.

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