Wireshark 1.0.5 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 SMTP dissector could consume excessive amounts of CPU and memory.

    Versions affected: 1.0.4

  • The WLCCP dissector could go into an infinte loop.

    Versions affected: 0.99.7 to 1.0.4

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Missing CRLF during HTTP POST in the "packet details" window (Bug 2534)

  • Memory assertion in time_secs_to_str_buf() when compiled with GCC 4.2.3 (Bug 2777)

  • Diameter dissector fails RFC 4005 compliance (Bug 2828)

  • LDP vendor private TLV type is not correctly shown (Bug 2832)

  • Wireshark on MacOS does not run when there are spaces in its path (Bug 2844)

  • OS X Intel package incorrectly claims to be Universal (Bug 2979)

  • Compilation broke when compiling without zlib (Bug 2993)

  • Memory leak: saved_repoid (Bug 3017)

  • Memory leak: follow_info (Bug 3018)

  • Memory leak: follow_info (Bug 3019)

  • Memory leak: tacplus_data (Bug 3020)

  • Memory leak: col_arrows (Bug 3021)

  • Memory leak: col_arrows (Bug 3022)

  • Incorrect address structure assigned for find_conversation() in WSP (Bug 3071)

  • Memory leak with unistim in voip_calls (Bug 3079)

  • Error parsing the BSSGP protocol (Bug 3085)

  • Assertion thrown in fvalue_get_uinteger when decoding TIPC (Bug 3086)

  • LUA script : Wireshark crashes after closing and opening again a window used by a listener.draw() function. (Bug 3090)

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


New and Updated Capture File Support


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.