An updated build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 7 was released.  This new build (20110711) features improved Cross-Site scripting (XSS) web security checks, an improved crawler, better web 2.0 support and a number of bug fixes.

New feature:

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


  •     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 HTTP Fuzzer.

How to upgrade to build 20110711:

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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