Wireshark 1.2.9 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 SMB dissector could dereference a NULL pointer. (Bug 4734)

    Versions affected: 0.99.6 to 1.0.13, 1.2.0 to 1.2.8

  • J. Oquendo discovered that the ASN.1 BER dissector could overrun the stack.

    Versions affected: 0.10.13 to 1.0.13, 1.2.0 to 1.2.8

  • The SMB PIPE dissector could dereference a NULL pointer on some platforms.

    Versions affected: 0.8.20 to 1.0.13, 1.2.0 to 1.2.8

  • The SigComp Universal Decompressor Virtual Machine could go into an infinite loop. (Bug 4826)

    Versions affected: 0.10.7 to 1.0.13, 1.2.0 to 1.2.8

  • The SigComp Universal Decompressor Virtual Machine could overrun a buffer. (Bug 4837)

    Versions affected: 0.10.8 to 1.0.13, 1.2.0 to 1.2.8

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Cannot open file with File -> Open. (Bug 1791)

  • Application crash when changing real-time option. (Bug 4035)

  • Crash in filter autocompletion. (Bug 4306)

  • The XML dissector doesn't allow dots (".") in tags. (Bug 4405)

  • Live capture stops when using zlib 1.2.5. (Bug 4708)

  • Want to be able to apply decode as to Data Portion of Lan Trace. (Bug 4721)

  • SABP short pdu (packet_per.c). (Bug 4743)

  • Kerberos pre-auth type constants - MS extensions are wrong. (Bug 4752)

  • Check HTTP Content-Length parsing for overflow. (Bug 4758)

  • Wrong variable used for proto_tree_add_text() in ptp dissector. (Bug 4773)

  • Crash when close window frame of gtk file chooser. (Bug 4778)

  • text2pcap expects \n delimited text (instead of \r\n) on win32. (Bug 4780)

  • Wrong decoding for BGP ORF. (Bug 4782)

  • Crash when Ctrl-Backspacing the display filter. (Bug 4797)

  • Acker AFI field incorrect size in PGM dissector. (Bug 4798)

  • Fedora 13: wireshark fails to build (linking problem). (Bug 4815)

  • The NFS FH hash (nfs.fh.hash) incorrectly matches multiple filehandles. (Bug 4839)

  • AES-CTR decoding not working, (dissectors/packet_ipsec.c using gcrypt). (Bug 4838)

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

ASN.1 BER, BGP, HTTP, IGMP, IPsec, Kerberos, NFS, PGM, PTP, SABP, SigComp, SMB, TCAP, XML,

Updated Capture File Support

ERF, PacketLogger.

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)

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.