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Wireshark 1.2.18 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 Lucent/Ascend file parser was susceptible to an infinite loop. (Bug ????)

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.17 and 1.4.0 to 1.4.7.

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Missing LUA function. (Bug 5006)

  • Lua API description about creating a new Tvb from a bytearray is not correct in User's Guide. (Bug 5199)

  • White space in protocol field abbreviation causes runtime failure while registering Lua dissector. (Bug 5569)

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

  • Wireshark crashes when calling TreeItem:set_len() on TreeItem without tvb. (Bug 5941)

  • TvbRange_string(lua_State* L) call a wrong function. (Bug 5960)

  • Wireshark crashes if Lua contains "Pref.range()" with missing arguments. (Bug 5985)

  • The "range" field in Lua's "Pref.range()" serves as default while the "default" field does nothing. (Bug 5896)

  • TShark crashes when loading Lua script that contains GUI function. (Bug 6018)

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)

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.