Wireshark 2.4.12 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:

  • console.lua not found in a folder with non-ASCII characters in its name. Bug 15118.
  • Disabling Update list of packets in real time. will generally trigger crash after three start capture, stop capture cycles. Bug 15263.
  • UDP Multicast Stream double counts. Bug 15271.
  • text2pcap et al. set snaplength to 64kiB-1, while processing frames of 256kiB. Bug 15292.
  • Builds without libpcap fail if the libpcap headers aren’t installed. Bug 15317.
  • TCAP AnalogRedirectRecord parameter incorrectly coded as mandatory in QualReq_rr message. Bug 15350.
  • Wireshark jumps behind other windows when opening UAT dialogs. Bug 15366.
  • Pathnames containing non-ASCII characters are mangled in error dialogs on Windows. Bug 15367.
  • Executing -z http,stat -r file.pcapng throws a segmentation fault. Bug 15369.
  • IS-41 TCAP RegistrationNotification Invoke has borderCellAccess parameter coded as tag 50 (as denyAccess) but should be 58. Bug 15372.
  • GTPv2 APN dissect problem. Bug 15383.

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

ANSI MAP, ENIP, GSM A, GTPv2, IMF, ISAKMP, P_MUL, RTSE, and TCAP

2.5. New and Updated Capture File Support

There is no new or updated capture file support in this release.

2.6. New and Updated Capture Interfaces support

There are no new or updated capture interfaces supported in this release.

3. Getting Wireshark

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

3.1. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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 read filters (-R) no longer works. (Bug 2234)

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

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

Wireshark should let you work with multiple capture files. (Bug 10488)

6. 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.

7. Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.

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