Wireshark 2.0.4 now Available With Over 30 Bug Fixes and 9 Security Patches

It was not too long ago that the 2.0 series of the Wireshark – which is an open source protocol analyser we doubt needs any introduction – was made widely available and just last month, its third update, the Wireshark 2.0.3 was distributed.

Now, however, this application which is normally used for troubleshooting and analysing network instabilities has just been updated to the Wireshark 2.0.4 with different patches and fixes that take care of up to 30 different bugs and 9 different security issues encountered by the users of its previous versions.


Amongst the bug fixes included in the release note published earlier, we see that this new build of the Wireshark come well equipped to handle different dissector crashes recorded in the previous version alongside file parsers as well.

To buttress this, an announcement released today read that “Windows installers and PortableApps packages are dual signed using SHA-1 and SHA-256 in order to comply with Microsoft Authenticode policy. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 users should ensure that update 3123479 is installed. Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 users should ensure that hotfix 2763674 is installed,”


This new version of the Wireshark has updated built-in protocol supports for IPv4, IEEE 802.11, ICMPv6, Ethernet, NFS, AFS, GSM A RR, ANSI IS-637 A, DCERPC SPOOLS, BACapp, LPADm, BT BNEP, SMB, Cisco FabricPath MiM, USB, UMTS FP, CSN.1, OpenFlow, DIS, TZSP, MRCPv2, JXTA, ISUP, LAPSat, J1939, STT, SGsAP, and LTE-RRC.

The WireShark 2.0.4 is ready and up for download on the Windows, Mac X OS and Linux platforms with supports for the recently updated file formats some of which include Aethra, iSeries, CoSine, Toshiba NetScreen amongst the others.

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