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Wireshark 4.2.5 Released: What’s New!

Wireshark, the world’s foremost and widely used network protocol analyzer, has recently released version 4.2.5, which brings a host of new features and improvements.

This latest update promises to enhance the user experience and provide even more powerful tools for network troubleshooting and analysis.

One of the most significant additions in Wireshark 4.2.5 is the support for the QUIC protocol.

As the internet continues to evolve, QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) has emerged as a promising transport layer protocol designed to improve the performance of web applications.

With this update, Wireshark users can now seamlessly capture and analyze QUIC traffic, enabling them to stay ahead of the curve and better understand the intricacies of this emerging protocol.

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Another notable improvement in Wireshark 4.2.5 is the enhanced support for the VXLAN protocol.

VXLAN (Virtual Extensible LAN) is a network virtualization technology that allows for the creation of scalable and flexible virtual networks over existing physical infrastructures.

With the updated VXLAN dissector, users can now gain deeper insights into VXLAN traffic, facilitating more effective troubleshooting and analysis of virtualized environments.

In addition to these protocol enhancements, Wireshark 4.2.5 introduces several user interface improvements.

The developers have focused on streamlining the user experience, making it easier to navigate through captured data and customize the application’s appearance.

One such improvement is the ability to adjust the font size in the main window, catering to users with varying display resolutions and preferences.

Security has also been a priority in this release, with several vulnerabilities being addressed.

Wireshark 4.2.5 includes fixes for potential security issues, ensuring that users can continue to rely on the tool for their network analysis needs without compromising their systems’ integrity.

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:

Overall, the release of Wireshark 4.2.5 demonstrates the project’s commitment to staying at the forefront of network analysis technology.

With its enhanced protocol support, user interface improvements, and security updates, Wireshark continues to be an indispensable tool for network administrators, security professionals, and anyone involved in network troubleshooting and analysis.

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Guru baran

Gurubaran is a co-founder of Cyber Security News and GBHackers On Security. He has 10+ years of experience as a Security Consultant, Editor, and Analyst in cybersecurity, technology, and communications.

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