Wireshark 1.4.7 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.

  • Large/infinite loop in the DICOM dissector. (Bug 5876)

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.16 and 1.4.0 to 1.4.6.

  • Huzaifa Sidhpurwala of the Red Hat Security Response Team discovered that a corrupted Diameter dictionary file could crash Wireshark.

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.16 and 1.4.0 to 1.4.6.

  • Huzaifa Sidhpurwala of the Red Hat Security Response Team discovered that a corrupted snoop file could crash Wireshark. (Bug 5912)

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.16 and 1.4.0 to 1.4.6.

  • David Maciejak of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs discovered that malformed compressed capture data could crash Wireshark. (Bug 5908)

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.16 and 1.4.0 to 1.4.6.

  • Huzaifa Sidhpurwala of the Red Hat Security Response Team discovered that a corrupted Visual Networks file could crash Wireshark. (Bug 5934)

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.16 and 1.4.0 to 1.4.6.

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • AIM dissector has some endian issues. (Bug 5464)

  • Telephony→MTP3→MSUS doesn't display window. (Bug 5605)

  • Support for MS NetMon 3.x traces containing raw IPv6 ("Type 7") packets. (Bug 5817)

  • Service Indicator in M3UA protocol data. (Bug 5834)

  • IEC60870-5-104 protocol, incorrect decoding of timestamp type CP56Time2a. (Bug 5889)

  • DNP3 dissector incorrect constants AL_OBJ_FCTR_16NF _FDCTR_32NF _FDCTR_16NF. (Bug 5920)

  • 3GPP QoS: Traffic class is not decoded properly. (Bug 5928)

  • Wireshark crashes when creating ProtoField.framenum in Lua. (Bug 5930)

  • Fix a wrong mask to extract FMID from DECT packets dissector. (Bug 5947)

  • Incorrect DHCPv6 remote identifier option parsing. (Bug 5962)

New and Updated Features

There are no new features in this release.

New Protocol Support

There are no new protocols in this release.

Updated Protocol Support

DICOM, IEC104, M3UA, TCP,

New and Updated Capture File Support

Network Monitor.

Getting Wireshark

Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from http://www.wireshark.org/download.html.

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 might make your system disassociate from a wireless network on OS X 10.4. (Bug 1315)

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

The BER dissector might infinitely loop. (Bug 1516)

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

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

The 64-bit Windows installer does not ship with the same libraries as the 32-bit installer. (Bug 3610)

Hex pane display issue after startup. (Bug 4056)

Packet list rows are oversized. (Bug 4357)

Summary pane selected frame highlighting not maintained. (Bug 4445)

Getting Help

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

Training is available from Wireshark University.

Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.

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