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Wireshark 1.0.1 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 GSM SMS dissector could crash.

    Versions affected: 0.99.2 to 1.0.0

  • The PANA and KISMET dissectors could force Wireshark to quit unexpectedly.

    Versions affected: 0.99.3 to 1.0.0

  • The RTMPT dissector could crash.

    Versions affected: 0.99.8 to 1.0.0

  • The RMI dissector could disclose system memory. Discovered by Noam Rathus.

    Versions affected: 0.9.5 to 1.0.0

  • The syslog dissector could crash.

    Versions affected: 1.0.0

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • RPC portmap classification switched to TCP after filtering. (Bug 1392)

  • Force the foreground color when the background is forced. (Bug 1735)

  • RPC stream shows malformed packets. (Bug 2148)

  • SNMP trap dissection fails. (Bug 2253)

  • Failure to detect/open valid ERF files. (Bug 2359)

  • Window scaling bug. (Bug 2378)

  • Bugs in the EIGRP dissector. (Bug 2381)

  • E212 Mobile network code 3rd digit is not correctly decoded. (Bug 2393)

  • The BOOTP dissector fails to initialize and display some values. (Bug 2395)

  • Data string filter crash. (Bug 2402)

  • Debian packaging problems. (Bug 2405)

  • Expert info composite crash for LDAP. (Bug 2407)

  • Statistics > Multicast Streams are broken. (Bug 2414)

  • "Read me first" file is empty in the OS X .dmg. (Bug 2425)

  • Failed tshark PDML export to file. (Bug 2432)

  • RTCP MOS fields display wrong values. (Bug 2440)

  • SNMP trap parse error. (Bug 2442)

  • Ports incorrectly decoded as DPLAY instead of RTP. (Bug 2452)

  • Incorrect decoding of DST MAC address of frame containing ICMPv6 Echo Request. (Bug 2456)

  • Fix wireshark-filter man page for packet-diameter_3gpp.c fields. (Bug 2457)

  • Dissector bug, protocol SNMP: proto.c:932: failed assertion. (Bug 2468)

  • UDP not decoded as UNIStim. (Bug 2475)

  • Debug text output from MIKEY dissector. (Bug 2481)

  • Windows compilation errors with flex 2.5.35. (Bug 2493)

  • RTP heuristic interferes with STUN/T38 portion of heuristic. (Bug 2497)

  • WiMAX dissector assertion. (Bug 2501)

  • RTP header extensions with length>4 bytes dissected incorrectly. (Bug 2505)

  • Compilation failure on non-european Windows systems. (Bug 2513)

  • BACnet BVLC NAK decoding. (Bug 2517)

  • 'tshark -Tfields -e data' omits last character of data. (Bug 2518)

  • "Next file every" inconsistent behaviour. (Bug 2599)

  • Wireshark doest not parse iSCSI login PDU. (Bug 2616)

  • URL and encoding for OUI listings in make-manuf. (Bug 2619)

New and Updated Features

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

  • The "About" box finally displays version 1.0.

  • Wireshark now supports custom columns.

  • This release includes an experimental Mac OS X package.

New Protocol Support

There are no new protocols in this release.

Updated Protocol Support


New and Updated Capture File Support

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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)

Wireshark is unable to decrypt WPA group keys. (Bug 1420)

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.