Wireshark 1.2.17 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.

  • Large/infinite loop in the DICOM dissector. (Bug 5876)

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.16 and 1.4.0 to 1.4.6.

  • Huzaifa Sidhpurwala of the Red Hat Security Response Team discovered that a corrupted Diameter dictionary file could crash Wireshark.

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.16 and 1.4.0 to 1.4.6.

  • Huzaifa Sidhpurwala of the Red Hat Security Response Team discovered that a corrupted snoop file could crash Wireshark. (Bug 5912)

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.16 and 1.4.0 to 1.4.6.

  • David Maciejak of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs discovered that malformed compressed capture data could crash Wireshark. (Bug 5908)

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.16 and 1.4.0 to 1.4.6.

  • Huzaifa Sidhpurwala of the Red Hat Security Response Team discovered that a corrupted Visual Networks file could crash Wireshark. (Bug 5934)

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.16 and 1.4.0 to 1.4.6.

The following bugs have been fixed:

    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

    Updated Capture File Support

    There are no capture file support updates in this release.

    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. (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)

    Wireshark might freeze when reading from a pipe. (Bug 2082)

    Filtering tshark captures with display filters (-R) no longer works. (Bug 2234)

    The 64-bit Windows installer does not ship with the same libraries as the 32-bit installer. (Bug 3610)

    Wireshark will not run on Windows 2000. (Bug 5874)

    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.

    Training is available from Wireshark University.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.

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