Wireshark 1.2.10 Release Notes

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 vulnerabilities have been fixed. See the security advisory for details and a workaround.

  • The SigComp Universal Decompressor Virtual Machine could overrun a buffer. (Bug 4867)

    Versions affected: 0.10.8 to 1.0.14, 1.2.0 to 1.2.9


  • The GSM A RR dissector could crash. (Bug 4897)

    Versions affected: 1.2.2 to 1.2.9


  • Due to a regression the ASN.1 BER dissector could overrun the stack.

    Versions affected: 0.10.13 to 1.0.14, 1.2.0 to 1.2.9


  • The IPMI dissector could go into an infinite loop.

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.9


The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Wireshark crashes after configuring new Information column. (Bug 4854)

  • Crash triggered when changing display filter from right-mouse pop-up menu via packet-list. (Bug 4860)

  • Wireshark crash selecting Inter-Asterisk exchange v2 packet data. (Bug 4868)

  • zlib-1.2.5 cause tshark to stop live capture. (Bug 4916)

  • Crash when adding SNMP users. (Bug 4926)

  • Wireshark via ssh -X on ipv6 link-local address fails to allow capture. (Bug 4945)

  • OMAPI dissector fails to parse combined initialization messages. (Bug 4982)

  • QUERY_FS_INFO for Macintosh level 0x301 - MacSupportFlags decodes wrong. (Bug 4993)

  • SCSI dissector misidentifies ATA PASSTHROUGH command as ACCESS CONTROL IN. (Bug 5037)

  • Wrong decoding of GTP Prime (GTP') packets. (Bug 5055)

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


Updated Capture File Support

There are no new or updated capture file formats in this release.

Getting Wireshark

Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from 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 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

Wireshark may appear offscreen on multi-monitor Windows systems. (Bug 553)

Wireshark might make your system disassociate from a wireless network on OS X. (Bug 1315)

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)

Wireshark might freeze when reading from a pipe. (Bug 2082)

Filtering tshark captures with display filters (-R) no longer works. (Bug 2234)

The 64-bit Windows installer does not ship with the same libraries as the 32-bit installer. (Bug 3610)

Getting Help

Community support is available on the wireshark-users mailing list. Subscription information and archives for all of Wireshark's mailing lists can be found on the web site.

Commercial support, training, and development services are available from CACE Technologies.

Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.

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