Wireshark 1.6.9 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.

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Cannot run tshark under TCP using decode-as format for syslog. (Bug 5241)

  • Unable to reassemble EAP-TLS fragments across multiple RADIUS packets (works on 1.2.15). (Bug 5735)

  • Rearranging columns in preferences doesn't work on 64-bit Windows. (Bug 6077)

  • Incorrect PER UNALIGNED decoding of IA5String. (Bug 6246)

  • After fix for Bug 3046, after save-as then open you cannot see the packet list. (Bug 6640)

  • Problem with Floating point (double-precision). (Bug 6917)

  • Unhandled exception ( group=1, code=4) occurs when trying to capture in pdml file. (Bug 7333)

  • Netscreen - Can't parse packet-header. (Bug 7340)

  • Assignment Request message is not decoded after Service handover parameter. (Bug 7360)

  • Wireshark fails to link because of missing @GLIB_LIBS@ reference in Makefile.am. (Bug 7427)

  • Wireshark > 1.4 does not correctly read Association ID for PS Poll packets. (Bug 7429)

  • SNMP incorrectly marks SNMPv3 "discovery" packet as malformed. (Bug 7438)

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

ASN.1 PER, DIAMETER, GSM BSSMAP, IEEE 802.11, MNDP, NFS, PPP, RADIUS, SNMP, Syslog, UDP-Lite, VMLAB, WiMax DL-MAP, WiMax UL-MAP

New and Updated Capture File Support

Juniper NetScreen

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 libsmi. (Win64 development page)

"Closing File!" Dialog Hangs. (Bug 3046)

Application crash when changing real-time option. (Bug 4035)

Hex pane display issue after startup. (Bug 4056)

Packet list rows are oversized. (Bug 4357)

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

Wireshark and TShark will display incorrect delta times when displayed as a custom column. (Bug 4985)

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.

Official Wireshark training and certification are available from Wireshark University.

Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.

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