Linux News Today: Wireshark 2.0.2 Is a Major Release of the World’s Most Popular Network Scanner
The world’s most popular network protocol analyzer, Wireshark, which security experts can use for development, analysis, troubleshooting, or education purposes, has reached version 2.0.2.
Wireshark 2.0.2 is a major release that patches a significant amount of security issues discovered since the first maintenance release, such as a DLL hijacking vulnerability, a DNP dissector infinite loop, and a SPICE dissector large loop. Additionally, multiple crashes have been addressed, in particular for the X.509AF, ASN.1 BER, HTTP/2, HiQnet, LBMC, RSL, LLRP, IEEE 802.11, GSM A-bis OML, SPICE, and NFS dissectors.
But there are also patches for crashes with the 3GPP TS 32.423 Trace, iSeries, and Ixia IxVeriWave file parsers. Furthermore, the official release notes documents over 40 bugs that have been fixed in this second maintenance release of Wireshark 2.0, so we recommend taking a closer look at the changelog attached at the end of the article if you want to know what exactly has been fixed.
Updated protocols and capture file support
Besides the security patches and bug fixes mentioned above, Wireshark 2.0.2 updates a bunch of protocols, among which we can mention HTTP, HTTP/2, SSL, TCP, GSM SMS, 6LoWPAN, IPv4, IPv6, PPTP, NFS, X.509AF, EIGRP, SPICE, MAC LTE, TRILL, DOCSIS INT-RNG-REQ, NS Trace, MP2T, WaveAgent, BATADV, RPC, SNMP, HiQnet, and IKEv2.
Moreover, the IEEE 802.11, InfiniBand, RoHC, VXLAN, GSM A DTAP, M3AP, OSPF, RSL, LBMC, GTP, MPLS, PIM, DICOM, ACN, LLRP, ASN.1 BER, RLC LTE, E100, and DNP3 protocols have been updated as well, along with better support for the pcap, pcapng, 3GPP TS 32.423 Trace, Ixia IxVeriWave, and iSeries capture files.