Wireshark 4.2.5 Release: What’s New!

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Wireshark 4.2.5 Release: What’s New!

Wireshark, the leading network protocol analyzer, has just released version 4.2.5, introducing numerous new features and enhancements. This update aims to elevate user experience and offer more robust tools for network troubleshooting and analysis.

A key addition in Wireshark 4.2.5 is the support for the QUIC protocol. As the internet evolves, QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) stands out as a promising transport layer protocol aimed at enhancing web application performance.

With this update, Wireshark users can capture and analyze QUIC traffic seamlessly, enabling them to stay informed and gain insights into this emerging protocol’s intricacies.

In Wireshark 4.2.5, there’s notable enhancement in the support for the VXLAN protocol. VXLAN (Virtual Extensible LAN) facilitates the creation of scalable virtual networks over existing physical infrastructures. With the upgraded VXLAN dissector, users can delve deeper into VXLAN traffic, enabling more effective troubleshooting and analysis of virtualized environments.

Alongside these protocol enhancements, Wireshark 4.2.5 introduces numerous improvements to its user interface.

Developers have dedicated efforts to streamline the user experience, enhancing the ease of navigating through captured data and customizing the application’s appearance.

Among these enhancements is the added capability to adjust the font size within the main window, accommodating users with diverse display resolutions and preferences.

Wireshark 4.2.5 addresses potential security vulnerabilities, ensuring users can trust the tool for their network analysis needs without compromising system integrity.

The following vulnerabilities have been resolved:

  • wnpa-sec-2024-07: Fixed MONGO and ZigBee TLV dissector infinite loops (Issue 19726, CVE-2024-4854).
  • wnpa-sec-2024-08: Corrected crash issue in the editcap command line utility when chopping bytes from the beginning of a packet (Issue 19724, CVE-2024-4853).
  • wnpa-sec-2024-09: Resolved crash problem in the editcap command line utility when injecting secrets while writing multiple files (Issue 19782, CVE-2024-4855).

This release underscores Wireshark’s ongoing commitment to advancing network analysis technology.

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By | 2024-05-17T06:28:53+05:30 May 17th, 2024|Internet Security, Mobile Security, Security Advisory, Security Update, Tips|

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