Wireshark 1.4.9 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.

  • wnpa-sec-2011-13

    A malformed IKE packet could consume excessive resources.

    Versions affected: 1.4.0 to 1.4.8, 1.6.0 to 1.6.1.


  • wnpa-sec-2011-14

    A malformed capture file could result in an invalid root tvbuff and cause a crash. (Bug 6135)

    Versions affected: 1.4.0 to 1.4.8, 1.6.0 to 1.6.1.

  • wnpa-sec-2011-15

    Wireshark could run arbitrary Lua scripts. (Bug 6136)

    Versions affected: 1.4.0 to 1.4.8, 1.6.0 to 1.6.1.

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Unable to configure zero length SNMP Engine ID. (Bug 5731)

  • H.323 RAS packets missing from packet counts in "Telephony->VoIP Calls" and the "Flow Graph" for the call. (Bug 5848)

  • Malformed Packet in decode for BGP-AD update. (Bug 6122)

  • BGP : AS_PATH attribute was decode wrong. (Bug 6188)

  • Fixes for SCPS TCP option. (Bug 6194)

  • Offset calculated incorrectly for sFlow extended data. (Bug 6219)

  • [Enter] key behavior varies when manually typing display filters. (Bug 6228)

  • Contents of pcapng EnhancedPacketBlocks with comments aren't displayed. (Bug 6229)

  • Misdecoding 3G Neighbour Cell Information Element in SI2quater message due to a coding typo. (Bug 6237)

  • Mis-spelled word "unknown" in assorted files. (Bug 6244)

  • btl2cap extended window shows wrong bit. (Bug 6257)

  • NDMP dissector incorrectly represents "ndmp.bytes_left_to_read" as signed. (Bug 6262)

  • ERF records with extension headers not written out correctly to pcap or pcap-ng files. (Bug 6265)

  • RTPS2: MAX_BITMAP_SIZE is defined incorrectly. (Bug 6276)

  • Copying from RTP stream analysis copies 1st line many times. (Bug 6279)

  • File types with no snaplen written out with a zero snaplen in pcap-ng files. (Bug 6289)

  • MEGACO context tracking fix - context id reuse. (Bug 6311)

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

BGP, Bluetooth L2CAP, GSM A RR, H.225, IKE, MEGACO, NDMP, RTPS2, SCPS, sFlow, SNMP

New and Updated Capture File Support

CommView, pcap-ng.

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 10.4. (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)

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)

Hex pane display issue after startup. (Bug 4056)

Packet list rows are oversized. (Bug 4357)

Summary pane selected frame highlighting not maintained. (Bug 4445)

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.