Retesting vulnerabilities

You can retest those vulnerabilities that are fixed by developers to confirm that they are fixed. When you select Retest, Acunetix runs a new scan using a custom scanning profile restricted to the specific vulnerability. During the retest, Acunetix only tests the vulnerable page.

  • If an Acunetix scan confirms that the vulnerability is not found anymore, you can mark it as Fixed.
  • If an Acunetix scan identifies that the vulnerability is found, it is listed as Rediscovered.
  • If a new scan identifies the vulnerability you marked as Fixed previously, Acunetix lists it as Rediscovered on the vulnerability page.
  • All vulnerabilities are retestable.

How to retest vulnerabilities

  1. Log in to Acunetix and select Vulnerabilities from the side menu.

  1. Select the checkbox next to each vulnerability that you want to retest.

  1. Click Retest.

A notification appears at the bottom of the screen, confirming that a scan has been initiated to retest the selected vulnerability.

TIP: Don't have time to fix your vulnerabilities? Try exporting your vulnerabilities from Acunetix and importing them into your WAF to save time for the fix. For more information, refer to Exporting scan results to WAFs.

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