Wireshark 1.4.5 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 NFS dissector could crash on Windows. (Bug 5209)

    Versions affected: 1.4.0 to 1.4.4.

  • The X.509if dissector could crash. (Bug 5754, Bug 5793)

    Versions affected: 1.2.0 to 1.2.15 and 1.4.0 to 1.4.4.

  • Paul Makowski from SEI/CERT discovered that the DECT dissector could overflow a buffer. He verified that this could allow remote code execution on many platforms.

    Versions affected: 1.4.0 to 1.4.4.

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Cygwin make fails after updating to bash v

  • Export HTTP > All - System Appears Hung (but isn't). (Bug 1671)

  • Some HTTP responses don't decode with TCP reassembly on. (Bug 3785)

  • Wireshark crashes when cancelling a large sort operation. (Bug 5189)

  • Wireshark crashes if SSL preferences RSA key is actually a DSA key. (Bug 5662)

  • tshark incorrectly calculates TCP stream for some syn packets. (Bug 5743)

  • Wireshark not able to decode the PPP frame in a sflow (RFC3176) flow sample packet because Wireshark incorrectly read the protocol in PPP frame header. (Bug 5746)

  • Mysql protocol dissector: all fields should be little endian. (Bug 5759)

  • Error when opening snoop from Juniper SSG-140. (Bug 5762)

  • svnversion: command not found. (Bug 5798)

  • capinfos: #ifdef HAVE_LIBGCRYPT block includes a line too many. (Bug 5803)

  • Value of TCP segment data cannot be copied. (Bug 5811)

  • proto_field_is_referenced() is not exported in libwireshark.dll. (Bug 5816)

  • Wireshark ver. 1.4.4 not displayed "Granted QoS" field in a A11 packet. (Bug 5822)

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


New and Updated Capture File Support

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 might make your system disassociate from a wireless network on OS X 10.4. (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)

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)

Hex pane display issue after startup. (Bug 4056)

Packet list rows are oversized. (Bug 4357)

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

Getting Help

Community support is available on 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 the web site.

Training is available from Wireshark University.

Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.

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