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NMAP 7.31 – Stability release of popular PENTEST tool

A minor stability release was made for NMAP 7.31, the popular free PENTEST tool to fix minor issues after last month’s major version release

The big Nmap 7.30 release last month was a great success.  We didn’t even see as many bugs as expected for such a large release, but we have collected and fixed the ones which did arise in the last few weeks into a new 7.31 point release.  It includes the latest updates to our new Npcap driver, a fix for Nping on Windows, and more.  Nmap 7.31 source code and binary packages for Linux, Windows, and Mac are available for free download.  Here are the changes we put in since 7.30:

**  [Windows] Updated the bundled Npcap from 0.10r2 to 0.10r9, bringing increased stability, bug fixes, and raw 802.11 WiFi capture (unused by Nmap).

**  Fixed the way Nmap handles scanning names that resolve to the same IP. Due to changes in 7.30, the IP was only being scanned once, with bogus results displayed for the other names.

**  [Nping][GH#559] Fix Nping’s ability to use Npcap on Windows.   A privilege check was performed too late, so the Npcap loading code assumed the user had no rights.

**  [GH#350] Fix an assertion failure due to floating point error in equality comparison, which triggered mainly on OpenBSD

**  [Zenmap] Fix a crash in the About page in the Spanish translation due to a missing format specifier

**  [Zenmap][GH#556] Better visual indication that display of hostname is tied to address in the Topology page. You can show numeric addresses with hostnames or without, but you can’t show hostnames without numeric addresses when they are not available.

**  To increase the number of IPv6 fingerprint submissions, a prompt for submission will be shown with some random chance for successful matches of OS classes that are based on only a few submissions.

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