Wireshark 1.10.6

Network protocol analyzer.

March 10, 2014
21.1 MB
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The Ethereal network protocol analyzer has changed its name to Wireshark. The name might be new, but the software is the same. Wireshark's powerful features make it the tool of choice for network troubleshooting, protocol development, and education worldwide.

Wireshark was written by networking experts around the world, and is an example of the power of open source

Wireshark is used by network professionals around the world for analysis, troubleshooting, software and protocol development and education.

The program has all of the standard features you would expect in a protocol analyzer, and several features not seen in any other product. Its open source license allows talented experts in the networking community to add enhancements.


  • Data can be captured "off the wire" from a live network connection, or read from a capture file.
  • Wireshark can read capture files from tcpdump (libpcap), NAI's Sniffer (compressed and uncompressed), Sniffer Pro, NetXray, Sun snoop and atmsnoop, Shomiti/Finisar Surveyor, AIX's iptrace, Microsoft's Network Monitor, Novell's LANalyzer, RADCOM's WAN/LAN Analyzer, HPUX nettl, i4btrace from the ISDN4BSD project, Cisco Secure IDS iplog, the pppd log (pppdumpformat), the AG Group's/WildPacket's EtherPeek/TokenPeek/AiroPeek, or Visual Networks' Visual UpTime. It can also read traces made from Lucent/Ascend WAN routers and Toshiba ISDN routers, as well as the text output from VMS's TCPIPtrace utility and the DBS Etherwatch utility for VMS. Any of these files can be compressed with gzip and Ethereal will decompress them on the fly.
  • Live data can be read from Ethernet, FDDI, PPP, Token*Ring, IEEE 802.11, Classical IP over ATM, and loopback interfaces (at least on some platforms; not all of those types are supported on all platforms).
  • Captured network data can be browsed via a GUI, or via the TTY*mode "tethereal" program.
  • Capture files can be programmatically edited or converted via command*line switches to the "editcap" program.
  • 602 protocols can currently be dissected
  • Output can be saved or printed as plain text or PostScript.
  • Data display can be refined using a display filter.
  • Display filters can also be used to selectively highlight and color packet summary information.
  • All or part of each captured network trace can be saved to disk.

What's New:

Bug Fixes

 * The SIP dissector could go into an infinite loop. Discovered by Alain Botti.
 * The BSSGP dissector could crash. Discovered by Laurent Butti.
 * The NTLMSSP v2 dissector could crash. Discovered by Garming Sam

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • "On-the-wire" packet lengths are limited to 65535 bytes. (Bug 8808, ws-buglink:9390)
  • Tx MCS set is not interpreted properly in WLAN beacon frame. (Bug 8894)
  • VoIP Graph Analysis window - some calls are black. (Bug 8966)
  • Wireshark fails to decode single-line, multiple Contact: URIs in SIP responses. (Bug 9031)
  • epan/follow.c - Incorrect "bytes missing in capture file" in "check_fragments" due to an unsigned int wraparound?. (Bug 9112)
  • gsm_map doesn’t decode MAPv3 reportSM-DeliveryStatus result. (Bug 9382)
  • Incorrect NFSv4 FATTR4SECURITYLABEL value. (Bug 9383)
  • Timestamp decoded for Gigamon trailer is not padded correctly. (Bug 9433)
  • SEL Fast Message Bug-fix for Signed 16-bit Integer Fast Meter Messages. (Bug 9435)
  • DNP3 Bug Fix for Analog Data Sign Bit Handling. (Bug 9442)
  • GSM SMS User Data header fill bits are wrong when using a 7 bits ASCII / IA5 encoding. (Bug 9478)
  • WCDMA RLC dissector cannot assemble PDUs with SNs skipped and wrap-arounded. (Bug 9505)
  • DTLS: fix buffer overflow in mac check. (Bug 9512)
  • [PATCH] Correct data length in SCSIDATAIN packets (within iSCSI). (Bug 9521)
  • GSM SMS UDH EMS control expects 4 octets instead of 3 with OPTIONAL 4th. (Bug 9550)
  • Fix "decode as …" for packet-time.c. (Bug 9563)

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

  • and Pcap-ng.