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Wireshark 1.0.7 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.

  • The PROFINET dissector was vulnerable to a format string overflow. (Bug 3382)

    Versions affected: 0.99.6 to 1.0.6


  • The LDAP dissector could crash on Windows. (Bug 3262)

    Versions affected: 0.99.2 to 1.0.6


  • The Check Point High-Availability Protocol (CPHAP) dissector could crash. (Bug 3269)

    Versions affected: 0.9.6 to 1.0.6


  • Wireshark could crash while loading a Tektronix .rf5 file. (Bug 3366)

    Versions affected: 0.99.6 to 1.0.6


The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Correct use of proto_tree_add_int_format() (Bug 3048)

  • RTP dynamic payload clock rates incorrectly determined (Bug 3067)

  • TShark fails to properly close capture files when opening new ones (Bug 3172)

  • ANSI MAP digits type decode and bitmask corrections (Bug 3233)

  • Two small patches for ipvs-syncd dissector (Bug 3236)

  • BGP capability dissection failure (Bug 3247)

  • ANSI MAP fix for missing MEID/MSC ID number in RegNot (Bug 3255)

  • BACnet PrivateTransferError shows malformed packet (Bug 3257)

  • Windows silent installer is not that silent (Bug 3260)

  • Crash in ASN.1 dissector when using 'type table' (Bug 3271)

  • 802.11n SM Power save mode value 0x3 label is incorrect (Bug 3276)

  • 802.11 WME ie displayed incorrectly (Bug 3284)

  • "Copy as filter" from the packet list has been fixed.

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.