Wireshark 1.8.13 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:

  • Customized OUI is not recognized correctly during dissection. (Bug 9122)
  • MPLS dissector no longer registers itself in "ppp.protocol" table. (Bug 9492)
  • Wireshark stops showing new packets but dumpcap keeps writing them to the temp file. (Bug 9571)
  • Homeplug dissector bug: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION: dissector accessed an invalid memory address. (Bug 9578)
  • DMX-CHAN disector does not clear strbuf between rows. (Bug 9598)
  • Dissector bug, protocol SDP: proto.c:4214: failed assertion "length >= 0". (Bug 9633)
  • SMPP field source_telematics_id field length different from spec. (Bug 9649)
  • GTPv1-C / MM Context / Authentication quintuplet / RAND is not correct. (Bug 9722)
  • nas-eps dissector: CS Service notification dissection stops after Paging identity IE. (Bug 9789)

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

AppleTalk, BSSGP, DMX-CHAN, DSI, DVB-CI, ESS, GSM BSSMAP, GSM BSSMAP LE, GSM CBS, GSM SMS, GTPv1, HomePlug, IEEE 802a, MPLS, NAS-EPS, NFS, SGSAP, SMPP, T.124, and TETRA

2.5. New and Updated Capture File Support

MPEG, NG Sniffer, and pcap-ng

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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