After more than five months, the Nmap team released a new version of the popular software, which contains hundreds of improvements, including:
- integration of over 3,000 IPv4 new OS fingerprint submissions, over 1,500 service/version detection fingerprints, and of the latest IPv6 OS submissions and corrections
- better IPv6 traceroute support
- new poll and kqueue I/O engines for improved performance on Windows and BSD-based systems including Mac OS X
- added support for Unix domain sockets
- 85 new NSE scripts
- 12 new protocol libraries
- Windows 8 improvements
- targets-sniffer is now capable of sniffing IPv6 addresses
- a number of bugs affecting the software's security, stability and productiveness fixed.
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