Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner version 9, build 20140206 is able to scan WordPress more efficiently, and includes various new checks for vulnerabilities in well-known systems such as MediaWiki, IBM Web Content Manager, Joomla! and Oracle.

New Functionality in Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner v9


  • Scanning of WordPress sites has been made more efficient
  • Improved coverage of ASP.NET based websites
  • Improved XSS testing script

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug in the pagination of the Scheduler Web Interface
  • The Login Sequence Recorder was ignoring the maximum size HTTP option
  • Fixed an issue causing the crawler to create multiple entries of the same custom cookie.
  • Fixed a bug causing the HTTP sniffer to always listen on localhost
  • Fixed a bug in the console application preventing scanning from older saved crawl results.
  • Fixed a crash caused at start-up caused by the DeepScan agent not starting.

How to Upgrade

If you are running Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner v9, 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 8, 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.