world’s most popular network protocol analyzer "Wireshark" release update v2.2.2 with over 30 Security and Bug Fixes

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A new maintenance update for the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer, Wireshark, an open-source and cross-platform software used for network troubleshooting, development, and analysis, arrived today, November 17, 2016.

Wireshark 2.2.2 is here one and a half months after the first point release for the 2.2 series of the applications, bringing over 30 security and bug fixes. First of all, it attempts to fix a bunch of vulnerability and crashes reported by users from version 2.2.1, such as a Profinet I/O long loop problem, crash in OpenFlow, AllJoyn, and DCERPC, as well as a DTN infinite loop issue.

Attached at the end of the article, is a list of all the bug fixes that landed in the Wireshark 2.2.2 update for the tech-savvy reader. They should improve the overall stability and reliability of the application on all supported platforms, and it also repairs the Windows PortableApps packages, which were susceptible to a DLL hijacking flaw. More details should be found in the official release notes as well.

Protocol support updated in Wireshark 2.2.2

Also new in today's release of Wireshark 2.2.2, we can notice that support for the 6LoWPAN, Kerberos, Skype, AllJoyn, RTPS, AMPQ, ANSI IS-637 A, SMPP, BGP, TCP, CLNP, DCERPC, SNMP, DICOM, ZigBee, DTN, XML, E.212, OpenFlow, EIGRP, ERF, Profinet I/O, SCTP, GVSP, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4, USB Audio, IP, ISO-8583, SPNEGO, L2TP, SDP, LACP, MAC LTE,and SNA protocols has been updated.

Wireshark 2.2.2 is a recommended update for all users. You can download the binary and source packages for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems right now from our website or directly from the official homepage of the project, where you'll find all the documentation you need to get started with using Wireshark to improve the performance of your network.

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    • ##check##WireShark v2.2.2 Changelog
      • TCP: nextseq incorrect if TCP_MAX_UNACKED_SEGMENTS exceeded & FIN true. (Bug 12579)
        SMPP schedule_delivery_time displayed wrong in Wireshark 2.1.0. (Bug 12632)
        Upgrading to latest version uninstalls Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable. (Bug 12712)
        dmg for OS X does not install man pages. (Bug 12746)
        Fails to compile against Heimdal 1.5.3. (Bug 12831)
        TCP: Next sequence number off by one when sending payload in SYN packet (e.g. TFO). (Bug 12838)
        Follow TCP Stream shows duplicate stream data. (Bug 12855)
        Dissection engine falsely asserts that EIGRP packet’s checksum is incorrect. (Bug 12982)
        IEEE 802.15.4 frames erroneously handed over to ZigBee dissector. (Bug 12984)
        Capture Filter Bookmark Inactive in Capture Options page. (Bug 12986)
        CLNP dissector does not parse ER NPDU properly. (Bug 12993)
        SNMP trap bindings for NON scalar OIDs. (Bug 13013)
        BGP LS Link Protection Type TLV (1093) decoding. (Bug 13021)
        Application crash sorting column for tcp.window_size_scalefactor up and down. (Bug 13023)
        ZigBee Green Power add key during execution. (Bug 13031)
        Malformed AMPQ packets for session.expected and session.confirmed fields. (Bug 13037)
        Wireshark 2.2.1 crashes when attempting to merge pcap files. (Bug 13060)
        [IS-637A] SMS - Teleservice layer parameter -→ IA5 encoded text is not correctly displayed. (Bug 13065)
        Failure to dissect USB Audio feature unit descriptors missing the iFeature field. (Bug 13085)
        MSISDN not populated/decoded in JSON GTP-C decoding. (Bug 13086)
        E212: 3 digits MNC are identified as 2 digits long if they end with a 0. (Bug 13092)
        Exception with last unknown Cisco AVP available in a SCCRQ message. (Bug 13103)
        TShark stalls on FreeBSD if androiddump is present. (Bug 13104)
        Dissector skips DICOM command. (Bug 13110)
        UUID (FT_GUID) filtering isn’t working. (Bug 13121)
        Manufacturer name resolution fail. (Bug 13126)
        packet-sdp.c allocates transport_info→encoding_name from wrong memory pool. (Bug 13127)
        Payload type name for dynamic payload is wrong for reverse RTP channels. (Bug 13132)