Wireshark-announce: [Wireshark-announce] Wireshark 1.12.0 is now available
From: Wireshark announcements <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:51:31 -0700
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I'm proud to announce the release of Wireshark 1.12.0.


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 bugs have been fixed:
     * "On-the-wire" packet lengths are limited to 65535 bytes.
       ([1]Bug 8808, [2]Bug 9390)
     * "Follow TCP Stream" shows only the first HTTP request and
       response. ([3]Bug 9044)
     * Files with pcap-ng Simple Packet Blocks can't be read.
       ([4]Bug 9200)
     * MPLS-over-PPP isn't recognized. ([5]Bug 9492)

  New and Updated Features

   The following features are new or have been significantly
   updated since version 1.10:
     * The Windows installer now uninstalls the previous version
       of Wireshark silently. You can still run the uninstaller
       manually beforehand if you wish to run it interactively.
     * Expert information is now filterable when the new API is in
     * The "Number" column shows related packets and protocol
       conversation spans (Qt only).
     * When manipulating packets with editcap using the -C
       <choplen> and/or -s <snaplen> options, it is now possible
       to also adjust the original frame length using the -L
     * You can now pass the -C <choplen> option to editcap
       multiple times, which allows you to chop bytes from the
       beginning of a packet as well as at the end of a packet in
       a single step.
     * You can now specify an optional offset to the -C option for
       editcap, which allows you to start chopping from that
       offset instead of from the absolute packet beginning or
     * "malformed" display filter has been renamed to
       "_ws.malformed". A handful of other filters have been given
       the "_ws." prefix to note they are Wireshark application
       specific filters and not dissector filters.
     * The Kerberos dissector has been replaced with an auto
       generated one from ASN1 protocol description, changing a
       lot of filter names.

   Additionally the Windows installers have an extra component: a
   preview of the upcoming user interface for Wireshark 2.0.

   The following features are new (or have been significantly
   updated) since version 1.11.3:
     * Transport name resolution is now disabled by default.
     * Support has been added for all versions of the DCBx
     * Cleanup of LLDP code, all dissected fields are now

   The following features are new (or have been significantly
   updated) since version 1.11.2:
     * Qt port:
          + The About dialog has been added
          + The Capture Interfaces dialog has been added.
          + The Decode As dialog has been added. It managed to
            swallow up the User Specified Decodes dialog as well.
          + The Export PDU dialog has been added.
          + Several SCTP dialogs have been added.
          + The statistics tree (the backend for many Statistics
            and Telephony menu items) dialog has been added.
          + The I/O Graph dialog has been added.
          + French translation has updated.

   The following features are new (or have been significantly
   updated) since version 1.11.1:
     * Mac OS X packaging has been improved.

   The following features are new (or have been significantly
   updated) since version 1.11.0:
     * Dissector output may be encoded as UTF-8. This includes
       TShark output.
     * Qt port:
          + The Follow Stream dialog now supports packet and TCP
            stream selection.
          + A Flow Graph (sequence diagram) dialog has been added.
          + The main window now respects geometry preferences.

  Removed Dissectors

     * The ASN1 plugin has been removed as it's deemed obsolete.
     * The GNM dissector has been removed as it was never used.
     * The Kerberos hand made dissector has been replaced by one
       generated from ASN1 code.

  Platform Support

   Support for Windows XP has been deprecated. We will make an
   effort to support it for as long as possible but our ability to
   do so depends on upstream packages and other factors beyond our

   U3 packages are no longer supported or provided.

   This is the last major release that will support 32-bit
   versions of Mac OS X.

  New Protocol Support

   29West, 802.1AE Secure tag, A21, ACR122, ADB Client-Server,
   AllJoyn, Apple PKTAP, Aruba Instant AP, ASTERIX, ATN, Bencode,
   Bluetooth 3DS, Bluetooth HSP, Bluetooth Linux Monitor
   Transport, Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth Low Energy RF Info,
   CARP, CFDP, Cisco MetaData, DCE/RPC MDSSVC, DeviceNet, ELF file
   format, Ethernet Local Management Interface (E-LMI), Ethernet
   Passive Optical Network (EPON), EXPORTED PDU, FINGER, HDMI,
   High-Speed LAN Instrument Protocol (HiSLIP), HTTP2, IDRP, IEEE
   1722a, ILP, iWARP Direct Data Placement and Remote Direct
   Memory Access Protocol, Kafka, Kyoto Tycoon, Landis & Gyr
   LBT-RU, LBT-TCP, Lightweight Mesh (v1.1.1), Link16, Linux
   netlink, Linux netlink netfilter, Linux netlink sock diag,
   Linux rtnetlink (route netlink), Logcat, MBIM, Media Agnostic
   USB (MA USB), MiNT, MP4 / ISOBMFF file format, MQ Telemetry
   Transport Protocol, MS NLB (Rewrite), Novell PKIS certificate
   extensions, NXP PN532 HCI, Open Sound Control, OpenFlow,
   Pathport, PDC, Picture Transfer Protocol Over IP, PKTAP,
   Private Data Channel, QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections),
   SAE J1939, SEL RTAC (Real Time Automation Controller) EIA-232
   Serial-Line Dissection, Sippy RTPproxy, SMB-Direct, SPDY,
   STANAG 4607, STANAG 5066 DTS, STANAG 5066 SIS, Tinkerforge,
   Ubertooth, UDT, URL Encoded Form Data, USB Communications and
   CDC Control, USB Device Firmware Upgrade, VP8, WHOIS, Wi-Fi
   Display, and ZigBee Green Power profile

  Updated Protocol Support

   Too many protocols have been updated to list here.

  New and Updated Capture File Support

   Netscaler 2.6, STANAG 4607, and STANAG 5066 Data Transfer

  Major API Changes

   The libwireshark API has undergone some major changes:
     * A more flexible, modular memory manager (wmem) has been
       added. It was available experimentally in 1.10 but is now
       mature and has mostly replaced the old emem API (which is
     * A new API for expert information has been added, replacing
       the old one.
     * The tvbuff API has been cleaned up: tvb_length has been
       renamed to tvb_captured_length for clarity, and
       tvb_get_string and tvb_get_stringz have been deprecated in
       favour of tvb_get_string_enc and tvb_get_stringz_enc.
     * dissector_try_heuristic() signature has been changed to
       return heur_dtbl_entry_t to make it possible to save it and
       use it in subsequent calls to avoid the overhead of going
       trough the heuristics list.

Getting Wireshark

   Wireshark source code and installation packages are available
   from [6]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 [7]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

   Dumpcap might not quit if Wireshark or TShark crashes. ([8]Bug

   The BER dissector might infinitely loop. ([9]Bug 1516)

   Capture filters aren't applied when capturing from named pipes.

   Filtering tshark captures with read filters (-R) no longer
   works. ([10]Bug 2234)

   The 64-bit Windows installer does not support Kerberos
   decryption. ([11]Win64 development page)

   Resolving ([12]Bug 9044) reopens ([13]Bug 3528) so that
   Wireshark no longer automatically decodes gzip data when
   following a TCP stream.

   Application crash when changing real-time option. ([14]Bug

   Hex pane display issue after startup. ([15]Bug 4056)

   Packet list rows are oversized. ([16]Bug 4357)

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

   Wireshark and TShark will display incorrect delta times in some
   cases. ([18]Bug 4985)

   The 64-bit Mac OS X installer doesn't support Mac OS X 10.9
   ([19]Bug 9242)

Getting Help

   Community support is available on [20]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 [21]the web site.

   Official Wireshark training and certification are available
   from [22]Wireshark University.

Frequently Asked Questions

   A complete FAQ is available on the [23]Wireshark web site.

   Last updated 2014-07-31 11:42:51 PDT


   1. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=8808
   2. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9390
   3. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9044
   4. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9200
   5. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9492
   6. http://www.wireshark.org/download.html
   7. http://www.wireshark.org/download.html#thirdparty
   8. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1419
   9. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1516
  10. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2234
  11. https://wiki.wireshark.org/Development/Win64
  12. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9044
  13. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3528
  14. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4035
  15. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4056
  16. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4357
  17. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4445
  18. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4985
  19. https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9242
  20. http://ask.wireshark.org/
  21. http://www.wireshark.org/lists/
  22. http://www.wiresharktraining.com/
  23. http://www.wireshark.org/faq.html


wireshark-1.12.0.tar.bz2: 29033823 bytes

Wireshark-win32-1.12.0.exe: 28419192 bytes

Wireshark-win64-1.12.0.exe: 35531552 bytes

WiresharkPortable-1.12.0.paf.exe: 29848288 bytes

Wireshark 1.12.0 Intel 64.dmg: 26335736 bytes
MD5(Wireshark 1.12.0 Intel 64.dmg)=f1a91022042d39e0a8a68fb5d61c07db
SHA1(Wireshark 1.12.0 Intel
RIPEMD160(Wireshark 1.12.0 Intel

Wireshark 1.12.0 Intel 32.dmg: 30160 bytes
MD5(Wireshark 1.12.0 Intel 32.dmg)=6fae2bfa59532972e7f4dc4a7408354d
SHA1(Wireshark 1.12.0 Intel
RIPEMD160(Wireshark 1.12.0 Intel
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