Wireshark 0.99.8 Release Notes


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

Bug Fixes

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed. See the security advisory for details and a workaround.

  • The SCTP dissector could crash.

    Versions affected: 0.99.5 to 0.99.7

  • The SNMP dissector could crash.

    Versions affected: 0.99.6 to 0.99.7

  • The TFTP dissector could crash Wireshark on Ubuntu 7.10. (This appears to be a bug in the Cairo library on that platform.) Reported by Noam Rathaus.

    Versions affected: 0.6.0 to 0.99.7

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Wireshark could crash when saving I/O graphs.

  • Wireshark could crash when editing table-based preferences.

  • Wireshark could crash when trying to play RTP streams.

  • Wireshark could crash when trying to apply a display filter macro.

  • Wireshark could crash in Turkish and other locales.

New and Updated Features

The following features are new (or have been significantly updated) since the last release:

  • You can now have multiple configuration profiles.

  • Temporary coloring rules have been added, which let you color or filter on a conversation.

  • I/O graphs have been improved.

  • Wireshark now has WLAN traffic statistics.

  • The Wireshark GUI now supports RPCAP.

  • Conversations and endpoints can now be limited to the current display filter.

  • Experimental support for the NTAR/PcapNG file format has been added.

New Protocol Support

AiroPeek Remote Capture, China Mobile Point to Point, Distributed Lock Manager 3, EUTRAN X2 Application Protocol, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, International Passenger Airline Reservation System/Airline Link Control, Microsoft DirectPlay, Path Computation Element communication Protocol, Real Time Messaging Protocol, S1 Application Protocol, Scripting Service Protocol, Societe Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautiques, Unisys Transmittal System, Wi-fi Protected Setup

Updated Protocol Support

3G A11, 3GPP, ACN, ACP133, ALCAP, AMR, ANSI A, ANSI IS-637-A, ANSI MAP, ARP, ASAP, AVS WLAN, BACapp, BER, BOOTP, Bluetooth (HCI ACL, HCI CMD, HCI EVT, HCI SCO, L2CAP, SDP), CDP, CFM, CMS, COPS, Camel, Cisco ERSPAN, DAP, DCERPC SPOOLSS, DCERPC, DHCP, DHCPv6, DIAMETER, DMP, DTLS, E.164, EAP, ENIP, ENRP, EtherCAT, Ethernet, FMP, FTAM, GMRP, GRE, GSM MAP, GSM SMS, GSS-API, GTP, Gryphon, H.223, H.225, H.245, H.263, H.264, H.460, HCI H1, HTTP, ICMP, IEEE 802.11, IGMP, IPP, ISAKMP, ISUP, JFIF, JPEG, JXTA, Kerberos, LDAP, MP2T, MS MMS, MTP3MG, NBAP, NFS, NHRP, NetFlow, P7, PER, PIM, PKCS12, PPPoE, PTP, P_Mul, Q.932, Quakeworld, RANAP, RMT ALC, RMT LCT, ROS, RPC, RPL, RRC, RTCP, RTP, SCCP, SCTP, SDP, SLL, SMB, SMB2, SMPP, SMTP, SNMP, SRVLOC, SSL, STUN2, T.38, TCAP, TCP, TFTP, TiVoConnect, UCP, UDP-Lite, USB, VLAN, WBXML, X.411, X.420, X.509if, X.509sat

New and Updated Capture File Support

Catapult DCT2000, DBS Etherwatch, NTAR/PcapNG, TamoSoft CommView, Visual Networks

Getting Wireshark

Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from the download page on the main web site.

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 on the Wireshark web site.

File Locations

Wireshark and TShark look in several different locations for preference files, plugins, 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 Filter button is nonfunctional in the file dialogs under Windows. (Bug 942)

Getting Help

Community support is available on the wireshark-users mailing list. Subscription information and archives for all of Wireshark's mailing lists can be found on the web site.

Commercial support, training, and development services are available from CACE Technologies.

Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.

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