Wireshark-announce: [Wireshark-announce] Wireshark 2.6.20 is now available
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From: Wireshark announcements <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:57:42 -0700
I'm proud to announce the release of Wireshark 2.6.20.

 What is Wireshark?

  Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It is
  used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.

 What’s New

  This is the final release of the Wireshark 2.6 branch. It will reach
  its official end of life on October 18, 2020. If you are still using
  Wireshark 2.6 you are encouraged to upgrade to Wireshark 3.2.

  Bug Fixes

   The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:

     • wnpa-sec-2020-11[1] MIME Multipart dissector crash. Bug 16741[2].
       Fixed in master: 2411eae9ed Fixed in master-3.2: 21f082cb6e Fixed
       in master-3.0: 14e274f3be Fixed in master-2.6: 5803c7b87b

     • wnpa-sec-2020-12[3] TCP dissector crash. Bug 16816[4]. Fixed in
       master: c4634b1e99 Fixed in master-3.2: e9b727595b Fixed in
       master-3.0: 7f3fe6164a Fixed in master-2.6: 9d7ab8b46f

     • Buildbot crash output: fuzz-2020-07-28-5905.pcap Bug 16741[5].

   The following bugs have been fixed:

     • Buildbot crash output: randpkt-2019-04-01-28345.pcap Bug

     • Buildbot crash output: fuzz-2020-07-28-5905.pcap Bug 16741[7].

     • S1-U data forwarding info and S103 PDN data forwarding info IE’s
       showing improper value Bug 16777[8].

     • Wireshark fails to detect libssh >= 0.9.5 Bug 16845[9].

  New and Updated Features

   There are no new features in this release.

  New Protocol Support

   There are no new protocols in this release.

  Updated Protocol Support

   AARP, BSSMAP, GSM A RR, GTPv2, MIME Multipart, NCP, Q.933, S1AP, TCP,
   and X2AP

  New and Updated Capture File Support

   There is no new or updated capture file support in this release.

  New and Updated Capture Interfaces support

   There is no new or updated capture file support in this release.

 Getting Wireshark

  Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from

  Vendor-supplied Packages

   Most Linux and Unix vendors supply their own Wireshark packages. You
   can usually install or upgrade Wireshark using the package management
   system specific to that platform. A list of third-party packages can
   be found on the download page[10] on the Wireshark web site.

 File Locations

  Wireshark and TShark look in several different locations for
  preference files, plugins, SNMP MIBS, and RADIUS dictionaries. These
  locations vary from platform to platform. You can use About→Folders to
  find the default locations on your system.

 Known Problems

  The BER dissector might infinitely loop. Bug 1516[11].

  Capture filters aren’t applied when capturing from named pipes. Bug

  Filtering tshark captures with read filters (-R) no longer works. Bug

  Application crash when changing real-time option. Bug 4035[14].

  Wireshark and TShark will display incorrect delta times in some cases.
  Bug 4985[15].

  Wireshark should let you work with multiple capture files. Bug

 Getting Help

  Community support is available on Wireshark’s Q&A site[17] and on the
  wireshark-users mailing list. Subscription information and archives
  for all of Wireshark’s mailing lists can be found on the web site[18].

 Frequently Asked Questions

  A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site[19].

  Last updated 2020-09-23 21:59:44 UTC


   1. https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2020-11
   2. https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshark/-/issues/16741
   3. https://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2020-12
   4. https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshark/-/issues/16816
   5. https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshark/-/issues/16741
   6. https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshark/-/issues/15661
   7. https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshark/-/issues/16741
   8. https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshark/-/issues/16777
   9. https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshark/-/issues/16845
  10. https://www.wireshark.org/download.html#thirdparty
  11. https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshark/-/issues/1516
  12. https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshark/-/issues/1814
  13. https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshark/-/issues/2234
  14. https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshark/-/issues/4035
  15. https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshark/-/issues/4985
  16. https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshark/-/issues/10488
  17. https://ask.wireshark.org/
  18. https://www.wireshark.org/lists/
  19. https://www.wireshark.org/faq.html


wireshark-2.6.20.tar.xz: 28557592 bytes

Wireshark-win32-2.6.20.exe: 54121928 bytes

Wireshark-win64-2.6.20.exe: 59756720 bytes

Wireshark-win64-2.6.20.msi: 49238016 bytes

Wireshark-win32-2.6.20.msi: 43614208 bytes

WiresharkPortable_2.6.20.paf.exe: 37367584 bytes

Wireshark 2.6.20 Intel 64.dmg: 108276233 bytes
SHA256(Wireshark 2.6.20 Intel 64.dmg)=4308825cf82f97921500c5f7f6620ce1ddd9a8a937e0960853b4f44325465c79
RIPEMD160(Wireshark 2.6.20 Intel 64.dmg)=8d586566297c39da8ce7defc55f0a81dd7648051
SHA1(Wireshark 2.6.20 Intel 64.dmg)=d57c7d733aa7b541ffb3f112960793beba6407df

You can validate these hashes using the following commands (among others):

    Windows: certutil -hashfile Wireshark-win64-x.y.z.exe SHA256
    Linux (GNU Coreutils): sha256sum wireshark-x.y.z.tar.xz
    macOS: shasum -a 256 "Wireshark x.y.z Intel 64.dmg"
    Other: openssl sha256 wireshark-x.y.z.tar.xz

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