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Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.
The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:
The SPOOLS dissector could go into an infinite loop. Discovered by the CESG.
The IEEE 802.11 dissector could crash. (Bug 11585)
The UMTS FP dissector could crash. (Bug 12191)
Some USB dissectors could crash. Discovered by Mateusz Jurczyk. (Bug 12356)
The Toshiba file parser could crash. Discovered by iDefense Labs. (Bug 12394)
The CoSine file parser could crash. Discovered by iDefense Labs. (Bug 12395)
The NetScreen file parser could crash. Discovered by iDefense Labs. (Bug 12396)
The WBXML dissector could go into an infinite loop. Discovered by Chris Benedict, Aurelien Delaitre, NIST SAMATE Project. (Bug 12408)
The following bugs have been fixed:
- Saving pcap capture file with ERF encapsulation creates an invalid pcap file. (Bug 3606)
- Don’t copy details of hidden columns. (Bug 11788)
- The stream number in tshark’s "-z follow,tcp,<stream number>" option is 0-origin rather than 1-origin. (Bug 12383)
- ICMPv6 dissector doesn’t respect actual packet length. (Bug 12400)
- Format DIS header timestamp mm:ss.nnnnnn. (Bug 12402)
- Ethernet type field with a value of 9100 is shown as "Unknown". (Bug 12441)
- SMB Open andX extended response decoded incorrectly. (Bug 12472)
Windows installers and PortableApps® packages are dual signed using SHA-1 and SHA-256 in order to comply with Microsoft Authenticode policy. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 users should ensure that update 3123479 is installed. Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 users should ensure that hotfix 2763674 is installed.
CSN.1, DIS, Ethernet, GSM A RR, ICMPv6, IEEE 802.11, JXTA, LAPSat, LPADm, LTE-RRC, OpenFlow, P1, SMB, SPOOLSS, UMTS FP, USB, and WBXML
Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from https://www.wireshark.org/download.html.
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.
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.
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 read filters (-R) no longer works. (Bug 2234)
The 64-bit Windows installer does not support Kerberos decryption. (Win64 development page)
Application crash when changing real-time option. (Bug 4035)
Hex pane display issue after startup. (Bug 4056)
Packet list rows are oversized. (Bug 4357)
Wireshark and TShark will display incorrect delta times in some cases. (Bug 4985)
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.
A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.