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Wireshark 1.2.5 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 Daintree SNA file parser could overflow a buffer. (Bug 4294)

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.4

  • The SMB and SMB2 dissectors could crash. (Bug 4301)

    Versions affected: 0.9.0 to 1.2.4

  • The IPMI dissector could crash on Windows. (Bug 4319)

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.4

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Wireshark does not graph rtp streams. (Bug 3801)

  • Wireshark showing extraneous data in a TCP stream. (Bug 3955)

  • Wrong decoding of gtp.target identification. (Bug 3974)

  • TTE dissector bug. (Bug 4247)

  • Upper case in Lua pref symbol causes Wireshark to crash. (Bug 4255)

  • OpenBSD 4.5 build fails at epan/dissectors/packet-rpcap.c. (Bug 4258)

  • Incorrect display of stream data using "Follow tcp stream" option. (Bug 4288)

  • Custom RADIUS dictionary can cause a crash. (Bug 4316)

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

Daintree SNA.

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 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)

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 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, training, and development services are available from CACE Technologies.

Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.