Wireshark 2.6.2


Wireshark is a network packet analyzer. A network packet analyzer will try to capture network packets and tries to display that packet data as detailed as possible. You could think of a network packet analyzer as a measuring device used to examine what's going on inside a network cable, just like a voltmeter is used by an electrician to examine what's going on inside an electric cable (but at a higher level, of course). In the past, such tools were either very expensive, proprietary, or both. However, with the advent of Wireshark, all that has changed. Wireshark is perhaps one of the best open source packet analyzers available today.

  • Deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, with more being added all the time
  • Live capture and offline analysis
  • Standard three-pane packet browser
  • Multi-platform: Runs on Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and many others
  • Captured network data can be browsed via a GUI, or via the TTY-mode TShark utility
  • The most powerful display filters in the industry
  • Rich VoIP analysis
  • Read/write many different capture file formats
  • Capture files compressed with gzip can be decompressed on the fly
  • Live data can be read from Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, PPP/HDLC, ATM, Bluetooth, USB, Token Ring, Frame Relay, FDDI, and others (depending on your platfrom)
  • Decryption support for many protocols, including IPsec, ISAKMP, Kerberos, SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, WEP, and WPA/WPA2
  • Coloring rules can be applied to the packet list for quick, intuitive analysis
  • Output can be exported to XML, PostScript®, CSV, or plain text

Wireshark 2.6.2 bug fixes:

  • ISMP.EDP "Tuples" dissected incorrectly. Bug 4943.
  • Wireshark - Race issue when switching between files using Wireshark’s "Files in Set" dialog. Bug 10870.
  • Sorting on "Source port" or "Destination port" column sorts alphabetically, not numerically. Bug 11460.
  • Wireshark crashes when changing profiles. Bug 11648.
  • Crash when starting capture while saving capture file or rescanning file after display filter change. Bug 13594.
  • Crash when switching to TRANSUM enabled profile. Bug 13697.
  • TCP retransmission with additional payload leads to incorrect bytes and length in stream. Bug 13700.
  • Wireshark crashes with single quote string display filter. Bug 14084.
  • randpkt can write packets that libwiretap can’t read. Bug 14107.
  • Wireshark crashes when loading new file before previous load has finished. Bug 14351.
  • Valid packet produces Malformed Packet: OpcUa. Bug 14465.
  • Error received from dissect_wccp2_hash_assignment_info(). Bug 14573.
  • CRC checker wrong for FPP. Bug 14610.
  • Cross-build broken due to make-dissectors and make-taps. Bug 14622.
  • Extraction of SMB file results in wrong size. Bug 14662.
  • 6LoWPAN dissector merges fragments from different sources. Bug 14700.
  • IP address to name resolution doesn’t work in TShark. Bug 14711.
  • "Decode as" Modbus RTU over USB doesn’t work with 2.6.0 but with 2.4.6. Bug 14717.
  • proto_tree_add_protocol_format might leak memory. Bug 14719.
  • tostring for NSTime objects in lua gives wrong results. Bug 14720.
  • Media type "application/octet-stream" registered for both Thread and UASIP. Bug 14729.
  • Crash related to SCTP tap. Bug 14733. [full release notes]

Download: Wireshark 2.6.2 | Wireshark 64-bit | ~50.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Portable Wireshark 2.6.2 | Wireshark for macOS
View: Wireshark Website

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