Wireshark 1.8.11 Release Notes

1. What is Wireshark?

Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.

2. What’s New

2.1. Bug Fixes

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed.

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • new_packet_list: EAP-TLS reassemble does not happen when NEW_PACKET_LIST is toggled. (Bug 5349)
  • The value of SEND_TO_UE in the DIAMETER Gx dictionary for Packet-Filter-Usage AVP is 0 instead of 1. (Bug 9126)
  • Bssgp ⇒ SGSN-INVOKE-TRACE use the wrong function… (Bug 9157)
  • Files with pcap-ng Simple Packet Blocks can’t be read. (Bug 9200)
  • Wireshark lua dissector unable to load for media_type=application/octet-stream. (Bug 9296)
  • Wireshark crash when dissecting packet with NTLMSSP. (Bug 9299)
  • DCERPC data_blobs are not correctly dissected when NDR64 encoding is used. (Bug 9301)
  • multiple PDU in the same DCERPC packet are not correctly decrypted. (Bug 9302)
  • The tshark summary line doesn’t display the frame number or displays it sporadically. (Bug 9317)
  • Fix dissection of PTP Management messages. (Bug 9262)
  • Duplicate IRC header field abbreviation breaks filter (example: irc.response.command). (Bug 9360)

2.2. New and Updated Features

There are no new features in this release.

2.3. New Protocol Support

There are no new protocols in this release.

2.4. Updated Protocol Support

BSSGP, DCERPC, DCERPC NT, DIAMETER, Ethernet, EtherNet/IP, IEEE 802.15.4, IRC, NBAP, NTLMSSP, OpenWire, SIP, and WiMax

2.5. New and Updated Capture File Support

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2.6. Getting Wireshark

Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from http://www.wireshark.org/download.html.

2.7. 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.

3. 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.

4. Known Problems

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 support Kerberos decryption. (Win64 development page)

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

Hex pane display issue after startup. (Bug 4056)

Packet list rows are oversized. (Bug 4357)

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

Wireshark and TShark will display incorrect delta times in some cases. (Bug 4985)

5. 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.

Official Wireshark training and certification are available from Wireshark University.

6. Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.

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