Since our latest release back in November, the w3af team has focused on making the framework better, stronger and faster. By downloading this release you'll be able to enjoy new vulnerability checks, more stable code and a about 15% performance boost in the overall speed of your scan. Here's what's new:
Now using bloom filters instead of sqlite3 databases, which are persistent on disk, effectively increasing scan performance by about 15%!
Fixed most of the bugs that cause w3afMustStopExceptions and wrote debugging code to allow us to identify the remaining ones.
Based on many community requests we've updated our XML output plugin and wrote an XSD file to help other tools parse the output from our scanner.
Added new plugin to measure the number of hops for port 80 vs 443 and perform a comparison. Which is useful to identify load balancers, reverse proxies and any other network appliances.
On top of that, we've also worked on writing unit tests and a continuous integration system that we'll use for testing our code each night. When we complete this task, we'll be able to deliver high quality code on each release, with fewer bugs and no regressions.
As usual, you can find the download link on the w3af.com website, where you're going to be able to find videos, users' guide and much more.