Acunetix v12 (build 12.0.180821106) has been released. This new build adds checks for vulnerabilities in Liferay, Apache Shiro, RichFaces, Telerik and Tomcat. The new build also includes a number of updates and fixes. Below is a full list of updates.

New vulnerability checks


  • Reduced the number of requests required for Web Application Detection
  • Improved the JSON and the Generic document parser
  • Improved handling of non-responsive sites.


  • Fixed a few infrequent crashes
  • Fixed Malware link checking vulnerability test
  • Fixed issue causing scan to be aborted on redirect to different FQDN for login
  • Fixed issue causing Scan Comparison reports to fail
  • Fixed issue causing the scanner not to crawl certain HTTPs sites correctly when using proxy.

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 have not yet installed or upgraded to Acunetix v12, you may 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.