Acunetix version 12 (build 12.0.181012141) has been released. This new build reports sites that do not implement Content Security Policy (CSP) or Subresource Integrity (SRI) and detects Node.js source disclosure, Ghostscript RCE, SSRF in Paperclip and other vulnerabilities. This new build has a good number of updates and some important fixes. Below is a full list of updates.

New Vulnerability Checks


  • License keys can now be updated via the Acunetix web UI
  • Additional memory improvements
  • Improved exclusion of parameters
  • Multiple updates to existing vulnerability checks
  • Improved CORS origin validation failure checks
  • Improved Pickle Serialization check.


  • Manual Intervention was not working after a paused scan is resumed
  • Scans for some sites using Digest HTTP Authentication were stopping unexpectedly
  • Additional fixes for issues causing scans exiting unexpectedly
  • Fixed issue causing many product update requests when proxy authentication is incorrectly configured
  • Fixed: Some backup files / folders were not being identified
  • Fixed: Some vulnerabilities were incorrectly reported in the site root
  • Fixed issue in similar page detection causing scans to take longer than expected
  • Fixed issue causing valid sessions not to be identified correctly during the scan.

Upgrade to the latest build

If you are already using Acunetix v12, you can initiate the automatic upgrade from the new build notification in the Acunetix UI > Settings page.
If you are using a previous version of Acunetix, you need to download Acunetix version 12 from here. Use your current Acunetix License Key to download and activate your product.

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.