Acunetix v10.5 build 20160504 has been released. This new build updates the PCI DSS and the NIST compliance reports with the requirements of PCI DSS 3.2 and NIST 800-53 rev4 respectively. The new build also fixes an important bug uncovered earlier this week.


  • Updated the PCI DSS compliance report for PCI DSS 3.2
  • Updated the NIST Special Publication 800-53 – Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems compliance report to comply with revision 4 of the publication

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that could result in remote code execution

How to Upgrade

If you are running Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner v10, you will be notified that a new build is available to download when you start the application. Navigate to the General > Program Updates node in the Tools explorer, click on Download and Install the new build.

If you are running Acunetix WVS v8 or v9, you should follow the upgrade instructions available in the “Upgrading from a previous version of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner” in the Acunetix WVS user manual.

You can see the complete Acunetix WVS change log here. If you have any technical questions, feel free to email the Acunetix Support Team.

Nicholas Sciberras
Principal Program Manager
As the Principal Program Manager, Nicholas is passionate about IT security and technology at large. Prior to joining Acunetix in 2012, Nicholas spent 12 years at GFI Software, where he managed the email security and anti-spam product lines, led multiple customer service teams, and provided technical training.