We are pleased to announce an updated build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 (WVS 8). Build number 20120508 includes a number of new scheduler features, a new security check for PHP-CGI, as well as a series of bug fixes.
New Security Check
- Acunetix WVS 8 checks if your PHP-CGI installation is vulnerable to remote code execution. For further information regarding this type of vulnerability, read the PHP-CGI advisory article here.
- Ability to edit scheduled scans. No need for scheduling new scans every time you wish to change a scan setting.
- Amend multiple scheduled scans simultaneously by selecting them and applying the required global changes.
- Save all your scanned results and access them at any time from your scheduler’s scan history. You can also delete your scanned results from the web-based scheduler.
- A new setting has been introduced to configure the maximum number of pages during a crawl.
- Improved Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) tests.
- The web-based scheduler has been improved to run better in the latest version of Internet Explorer.
- Enhanced SQL injection tests to reduce the false positives reporting even more.
- The scheduled scans can be correctly imported after upgrading to a more recent build of Acunetix WVS 8.
- The false positives settings node can now support changes from multiple instances at the same time.
- Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) Scanner URL edit box is now able to save history.
How to Upgrade to Build 20120508
On starting Acunetix WVS 8, a pop-up window will automatically notify you that a more recent build is available for download. Navigate to the General > Program Updates node in the Tools explorer, click on Download and Install the new build.
View the complete Acunetix WVS change log here.