Wireshark 2.6.17 Release Notes
What is Wireshark?
Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.
The following bugs have been fixed:
PVS-Studio analyser long list of issues. Bug 16335.
pcapng file dissector incorrectly computes nanoseconds from timestamps because it assumes the resolution is in nanoseconds. Bug 16440.
Read of uninitialized memory in detect_camins_file. Bug 16458.
Read of uninitialized memory in lanalyzer_read_trace_record. Bug 16459.
capinfos "Capture duration" output is truncated if there are more than 11 digits of seconds and fractions of a second. Bug 16519.
MIME Files Format/pcapng: Simple Packet Block parsed incorrectly. Bug 16526.
Buildbot crash output: fuzz-2020-05-13-12195.pcap. Bug 16564.
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
AoE, APRS, ASN.1 BER, FTP, GSM SMS, Infiniband, ISObus VT, MAC LTE, NFS, ONC RPC, OSC, pcapng, PDCP LTE, RADIUS, RLC LTE, SDP, SIP, Snort, and STUN
New and Updated Capture File Support
Camins, Catapult DCT 2000, Lanalyzer, and MPEG
New and Updated Capture Interfaces support
There is no new or updated capture file support in this release.
Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from https://www.wireshark.org/download.html.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.