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Wireshark 3.6.8 Released – What’s New!!

The Wireshark packet analyzer is one of the most popular open-source packet analyzers. In addition, there were several new features and fixes added to the application, as recently it was updated to version 3.6.8.

Network administrators as well as security analysts make use of the Wireshark packet analyzer to analyze packets.

In order to troubleshoot problems in networks, security experts use this device to analyze packets of information. The tool is used by a wide range of organizations for managing the activities associated with their business.

According to the newly released report “Wireshark and TShark look in several different locations for preference files, plugins, SNMP MIBS, and RADIUS dictionaries. These locations vary from platform to platform. You can use Help  About Wireshark  Folders or tshark -G folders to find the default locations on your system.”

Wireshark 3.6.8 – What’s New?

With this release, 32-bit Windows support has been removed from the development branch. After May 22, 2024, there will no longer be any updates available for that platform.

Bugs Fixed

Wireshark 3.6.7 was released last July, Since then several vulnerabilities have been addressed in this release, including:-

  • wnpa-sec-2022-06 F5 Ethernet Trailer dissector infinite loop.
  • TCAP Malformed exception on externally re-assembled packet.
  • Extended 3GPP-GPRS-Negotiated-QoS-profile strings decoded incompletely.
  • HTTP2 dissector decodes first SSL record only.
  • L2TP improvements – cookie length detection, UDP encapsulation and more.
  • USB Truncation of URB_isochronous in frames.
  • ISUP/BICC parameter summary text duplication.
  • Running rpm-setup.sh shows missing packages that Centos does not need.
  • IPX/IPX RIP: Crash on expand subtree.
  • Qt: A file or packet comment that is too large will corrupt the pcapng file.
  • BGP dissector bug.
  • Wrong interpretation of the cbsp.rep_period field in epan/dissectors/packet-gsm_cbsp.c.
  • Assertion due to incorrect mask for btatt.battery_power_state.*
  • Qt: Expert Info dialog not showing Malformed Frame when Frame length is less than captured length.
  • Wireshark and tshark become non-responsive when reading certain packets.

Updated Protocol Support

There are several protocols that have been updated recently, which can be found below, and they include:-

  • BGP
  • BICC
  • BT ATT
  • CBSP
  • Couchbase
  • F5 Ethernet Trailer
  • Frame
  • GTP
  • GTP (prime)
  • IPsec
  • ISUP
  • L2TP
  • NAS-5GS
  • Protobuf
  • SCCP
  • TCP
  • TLS

New and Updated Capture File Support

The following are the most recent and updated capture file support enhancements that have been launched:-

  • pcap
  • pcapng

There have been a number of changes in this new version of Wireshark that address a number of the issues that we discussed above. 

It is recommended that users should update their Wireshark version now so they can take advantage of the improved performance and outputs of the analyzer.

Moreover, the application can be downloaded from the following link if you want the latest version.

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