Zeek Newsletter - Issue 35 - January 2024

Welcome to the Zeek Newsletter.

In this Issue:

  • TL;DR
  • Development Updates
  • Zeek in the Community
  • Zeek in the Enterprise
  • Upcoming Events
  • Zeek Package Updates
  • Get Involved


We released more code and made more plans for 2024. Slack has been on fire as well as we try to answer questions.

Development Updates

On 11 January, Benjamin published Spicy 1.8.3. This is a bugfix release for the 1.8 Spicy release series we maintain for long-term support in Zeek LTS releases. Please see the announcement for more details:


On 22 January Tim published Zeek Bugfix/security releases Zeek 6.0.3 and 6.1.1. Please see the announcement for more details:


Zeek in the Community

On 2 January Arne posted on Using Zeek’s new JavaScript support for MISP integration:


On 17 January, Seth announced the release of Malcolm v24.01.0. This version includes a new Malcolm instance landing page, a new option for determining what type of files Zeek will carve from network traffic, the ability to download Zeek-carved files as AE-2 AES-encrypted ZIP files, more control over the OpenSearch/Elasticearch indices to which logs are written, and more. For details, see:


Zeek in the Enterprise

If you are interested in running Zeek on Windows, please join the windows channel on Slack. We are happy for any help that we can get. Most of the Zeek development team does not have experience with Windows development.

Upcoming Events

The next Zeek Community Call is 7 February at 1 pm ET. There is no need to register. Here is the Zoom link:


Zeek Package Updates

Changes to packages are available via this search:


The https://packages.zeek.org site reported the last 5 updates as of 2 June:

1/31/24, 4:13 AM shodan-zeek

1/30/24, 1:09 AM zeek-dag

1/26/24, 8:45 PM zeek-open-connections

1/26/24, 5:52 PM zeekjs

1/23/24, 3:40 PM zeek-elf

Get Involved

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See you next time!