This release contains various enhancements to the Scanner engine logic, to improve both the reliability of issue reporting, and the quality of proof-of-concept exploits. Improvements have been made to the following checks:

Several other improvements have also been made, including:

  • The maximum number of active scan threads has been increased to 999.
  • A workaround has been applied to override a recent change in Java platform behavior which affected SSL negotiation with some servers.
  • A problem in which extension-initiated restoration of state could cause the configuration of the Extender tool to be reloaded, thereby interfering with the extension's own execution, has been resolved,
  • A "Start attack" button has been added to each configuration panel in the Intruder tool.
  • A bug in which multibyte characters are copied from the HTTP message viewer to the clipboard as raw bytes has been resolved.