An updated build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 7 was released.  This new build (20110823) includes the new Firefox plugin which supports ireFox version 5, two new security checks and a bug fix in the automated WSDL web service scanner.

New Security checks

  • Complex security check for Timthumb (detects WordPress installations and checks for vulnerable plugins and themes. Includes bruteforcing capabilites to look for plugins/themes that contain the Timthumb script)
  • Security check for Sun/Oracle GlassFish Server Authentication Bypass (same check includes some additional checks for GlassFish)


  • Updated Firefox plugin to support Firefox 5

Bug fix

  • Fixed an enumeration problem while parsing a WSDL with inputs that have a lot of possible values

How to upgrade to build 20110823:

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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