An updated build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 7 was released.  This new build (20110920) includes the new Firefox plugin which supports FireFox version 6, a new security check for the Apache web server and a number of application bug fixes.

New security check

  • Security checks for Apache httpd remote denial of service


  • Firefox plugin now supports Firefox v.6
  • Inclusion of more variables discovered by Acusensor during a scan

Bug fixes

  • Fixed HTTP verb tampering security checks with further reduction of false positives
  • Paths edited in HTTP Authentication settings node are being saved correctly
  • Actions menu is appearing correctly in the Small Business Edition

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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