Wireshark 1.0.3 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 NCP dissector was susceptible to a number of problems, including buffer overflows and an infinite loop.

    Versions affected: 0.9.7 to 1.0.2

  • Wireshark could crash while uncompressing zlib-compressed packet data.

    Versions affected: 0.10.14 to 1.0.2

  • Wireshark could crash while reading a Tektronix .rf5 file.

    Versions affected: 0.99.6 to 1.0.2

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • 802.11 WPA/WPA2-PSK Unable to decode Group Keys. (Bug 1420)

  • Packets could wrongly be dissected as "Redback Lawful Intercept" (Bug 2376)

  • MIKEY dissector improvements (Bug 2400)

  • tvb_get_bits{16|32} could read past the end of a tvbuff (Bug 2439)

  • Incorrect wslua function names. (Bug 2448)

  • Memory corruption in wslua. (Bug 2453)

  • Unknown PPPoE TAGs which are present in a PPPoE discovery packet are not displayed under "PPPoE Tags" subtree/section. (Bug 2458)

  • Following a TCP stream could incorrectly reassemble packets. (Bug 2606)

  • SIP decode shows fully expanded "Content-Length" header instead of compact form. (Bug 2635)

  • Segmentation fault loading trace containing NCP packets. (Bug 2675)

  • SIP packets might incorrectly be displayed as malformed. (Bug 2729)

  • RTCP BYE padding interpreted incorrectly. (Bug 2778)

  • Reversed RTP stream is saved as silent .au file, forward stream saves correctly. (Bug 2780)

  • Fix some lint warnings. (Bug 2822)

  • Setting a duration on a capture file would capture for an extra second.

New and Updated Features

There are no new or updated features in this release.

New Protocol Support

There are no new protocols in this release.

Updated Protocol Support

AIM, Bluetooth RFCOMM, ERF, K12, NCP, PPP BCP, PPPoE, Q.933, Redback LI, RTCP, RTP, SIP, SNMP, TCP, V.120, WiMAX

New and Updated Capture File Support

Endace ERF, Tektronix .rf5.

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, 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

Wireshark may appear offscreen on multi-monitor Windows systems. (Bug 553)

Wireshark might make your system disassociate from a wireless network on OS X. (Bug 1315)

Dumpcap might not quit if Wireshark or TShark crashes. (Bug 1419)

The BER dissector might infinitely loop. (Bug 1516)

Wireshark can't dynamically update the packet list. This means that host name resolutions above a certain response time threshold won't show up in the packet list. (Bug 1605)

Capture filters aren't applied when capturing from named pipes. (Bug 1814)

Wireshark might freeze when reading from a pipe. (Bug 2082)

Capturing from named pipes might be delayed on Windows. (Bug 2200)

Filtering tshark captures with display filters (-R) no longer works. (Bug 2234)

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 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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