Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Wireshark Source Code
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:19:59 -0500
Stephen Fisher wrote:
On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 06:20:36PM +0200, Sam Stephenson wrote:

We are moving system to RHEL5 (RHEL5.5 specifically), and yes, RHEL5.5 has included version wireshark-1.0.8-1.el5_3.1.
Is that the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux?  Wireshark 1.0.8 
is really old both by date (May 2009) and features, not to mention 
security vulnerabilities (search 
http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/search for wireshark).
Redhat EL 5 goes as far as 1.0.15.

Redhat EL 6 (just released a few weeks ago) is on 1.2.something I think.

Especially for their EL product, Redhat doesn't change versions much, instead backporting fixes as necessary; I'm sure they've been a fan of Wireshark's (relatively) recent release/branching policy.
Admittedly RHEL 6 probably "should" have had 1.4. <sigh>