Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Handling TCP packets reordering
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 04 May 2011 16:48:18 -0400
Sake Blok wrote:
On 4 mei 2011, at 22:11, Jeff Morriss wrote:

Max Dmitrichenko wrote:
Hi!
I'm continue to write dissector for an encrypted protocol. Everything
works fine until I receive an out-of-order TCP segment, i.e. previous
was lost.
Since I'm trying to decrypt it, I fail with it and break the whole
decryption context. Is there any way to:
1) Detect that this packet is out of order in given conversation?
2) Ask the TCP dissector to feed this packet later again when all
previous segments will be retransmitted?
I would think desegment_tcp() should be able to handle this by not calling your dissector for an out-of-order segment: it should be able to only call your dissector once it has a completely reassembled (desegmented) PDU.  Looking through the code, it's not immediately obvious to me what the problem is.
One case that can cause a problem is when the first segment of a PDU is received out-of-order. Or did your recent work also handle this exception, Jeff?
Yep, that's the case rev 36304 fixed.