wireshark network analyzerShort Bytes: Wireshark is widely used as the primary network protocol analyzer by security researchers all across the world. Wireshark 2.0.5, the latest maintenance update, is now available for download with various security fixes and updated network protocols.

If you are into analyzing different network protocols and studying the data packets, then you must have heard about Wireshark. Unlike the other hard-to-operate command line network analyzers, Wireshark comes with a simple graphical interface.

Using Wireshark, one can easily take a look at both wired and wireless network to view the live information. This free and open source tool is available for multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, and OS X.

Wireshark 2.0.5 released with multiple improvements!

The fifth maintenance update to Wireshark 2.0 series has just been released as the most advanced and stable version of this network protocol analyzer.

The Wireshark 2.0.5 release marks the resolution of more than 20 issues that were reported by the users since the last maintenance release 2.0.4.

Long look problems with RLC and OpenFlow were also fixed along with the infinite problem with WAP, WSP, MMSE, and WBXML.

This release also fixes 9 security flaws and updates the protocol and capture file support. It updates the inbuilt protocol support for 802.11 Radiotap, BGP, CAN, CANopen, H.248 Q.1950, IPv4, IPv6, LANforge, LDSS, MPTCP, OSPF, PacketBB, PRP, RLC, RMT-FEC, RSVP, RTP MIDI, T.30, TDS, USB, WAP, WBXML, WiMax RNG-RSP, and WSP.

It should be noted that the latest release doesn’t bring any new features, protocols, or file format supports.

If you wish to read the complete Wireshark 2.0.5 changelog, you can read the release notes released by this open source project.

Wireshark source code and latest stable release can be downloaded from their website.

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