Wireshark 4.0.6 Released – What’s New!

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Wireshark, a leading network packet analyzer, recently launched version 4.0.6, featuring bug fixes, protocol updates, and a few improvements. It maintains its position as a widely utilized and popular tool for network protocol analysis.

Wireshark, a packet analyzer, is mainly utilized by network administrators and security analysts to analyze network packets and resolve issues, making it a valuable tool for organizations across various industries.

According to the Wireshark Team, Wireshark 4.0.5 was the last release as of April 12, 2023, and the third update this year no longer provides official 32-bit Windows packages.

Vulnerabilities Addressed:

Here below, we have mentioned the subsequent security vulnerabilities that have been addressed:-

  • wnpa-sec-2023-12 Candump log file parser crash. Issue 19062. CVE-2023-2855.
  • wnpa-sec-2023-13 BLF file parser crash. Issue 19063. CVE-2023-2857.
  • wnpa-sec-2023-14 GDSDB dissector infinite loop. Issue 19068.
  • wnpa-sec-2023-15 NetScaler file parser crash. Issue 19081. CVE-2023-2858.
  • wnpa-sec-2023-16 VMS TCPIPtrace file parser crash. Issue 19083. CVE-2023-2856.
  • wnpa-sec-2023-17 BLF file parser crash. Issue 19084. CVE-2023-2854.
  • wnpa-sec-2023-18 RTPS dissector crash. Issue 19085. CVE-2023-0666.
  • wnpa-sec-2023-19 IEEE C37.118 Synchrophasor dissector crash. Issue 19087. CVE-2023-0668.

Bug Fixes

  • wnpa-sec-2023-20 XRA dissector infinite loop. Issue 19100.
  • Conversations list has incorrect unit (bytes) in bit speed columns in the 3.7 development versions. Issue 18211.
  • The media_type table should treat media types, e.g. application/3gppHal+json, as case-insensitive. Issue 18611.
  • NNTP dissector bug. Issue 18981.
  • Incorrect padding in BFCP decoder. Issue 18890.
  • SPNEGO dissector bug. Issue 18991.
  • SRT values are incorrect when applying a time shift. Issue 18999.
  • Add warning that capturing is not supported in Wireshark installed from flatpak. Issue 19008.
  • Opening Wireshark with -z io,stat option. Issue 19042.
  • batadv dissector bug. Issue 19047.
  • radiotap-gen build fails if pcap is not found. Issue 19059.
  • [UDS] When filtering the uds.wdbi.data_identifier or uds.iocbi.data_identifier field is interpreted as 1 byte whereas it consists of 2 bytes. Issue 19078.
  • Wireshark can’t save this capture in that format. Issue 19080.
  • MSMMS parsing buffer overflow. Issue 19086.
  • USB HID parser shows wrong label for usages Rx/Vx/Vbrx of usage page Generic Desktop Control. Issue 19095.
  • “Follow → QUIC Stream” mixes data between streams. Issue 19102.

Updated Protocol Support

Here below, we have mentioned all the updated protocols:-

  • batadv
  • BFCP
  • CommunityID
  • COSE
  • H.265
  • HTTP
  • ILP
  • NNTP
  • NR RRC
  • QUIC
  • RTPS
  • Synphasor
  • TCP
  • UDS
  • ULP
  • XRA

New and Updated Capture File Support

Here below, we have mentioned all the updated capture file support:-

  • BLF
  • Candump
  • NetScaler
  • VMS TCPIPtrace


The Wireshark packet analyzer can be utilized across various operating systems, encompassing the subsequent options:-

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • BSD

If you are interested in downloading the latest version of the application, then you can find the official download link here.

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