1.3.3 -> 1.3.4.
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19 <article>
20   <title>Wireshark &WiresharkCurrentVersion; Release Notes</title>
21
22   <section id="WhatIs"><title>What is Wireshark?</title>
23     <para>
24       Wireshark is the world's most popular network protocol analyzer.  It
25       is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development, and education.
26     </para>
27   </section>
28
29   <section id="WhatsNew"><title>What's New</title>
30     <section id="BugFixes"><title>Bug Fixes</title>
31     <para>
32
33       The following vulnerabilities have been fixed.  See the
34       <ulink url="http://www.wireshark.org/security/wnpa-sec-2007-02.html">security advisory</ulink> for details and a workaround.
35
36       <itemizedlist>
37
38         <listitem>
39           <para>
40             The NetFlow dissector could run off with your dog, crash your truck,
41             and write a country music song about the experience.
42             <!-- Fixed in r????? -->
43             <!-- (Bug <ulink url="http://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=????">????</ulink>) -->
44           </para>
45           <para>Versions affected: 0.99.5 to 1.0.8</para>
46           <para>
47             <!-- <ulink url="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-????">CVE-2007-????</ulink> -->
48           </para>
49         </listitem>
50
51       </itemizedlist>
52
53     </para>
54
55     <para>
56
57     The following bugs have been fixed:
58
59       <itemizedlist>
60
61         <listitem><para>
62             Wireshark could crash without warning.
63         </para></listitem>
64
65       </itemizedlist>
66
67     </para>
68
69     </section>
70
71     <section id="NewFeatures"><title>New and Updated Features</title>
72     <para>
73       The following features are new (or have been significantly updated)
74       since version 1.2:
75
76       <itemizedlist>
77
78         <listitem>
79           <para>
80             The packet list internals have been rewritten and are now more
81             efficient.
82           </para>
83         </listitem>
84
85         <listitem>
86           <para>
87             Python scripting support has been added.
88           </para>
89         </listitem>
90
91         <listitem>
92           <para>
93             Capturing from pipes on Windows has been improved.
94           </para>
95         </listitem>
96
97         <listitem>
98           <para>
99             Many memory leaks have been fixed.
100           </para>
101         </listitem>
102
103         <listitem>
104           <para>
105             Wireshark no longer supports Windows 2000. Please use
106             Wireshark 1.2 or 1.0 on those systems.
107           </para>
108         </listitem>
109
110         <listitem>
111           <para>
112             Packtets can now be ignored (excluded from dissection), similar to
113             the way they can be marked.
114           </para>
115         </listitem>
116
117       </itemizedlist>
118
119     </para>
120     </section>
121
122     <section id="NewProtocols"><title>New Protocol Support</title>
123     <para>
124
125     </para>
126     </section>
127
128     <section id="UpdatedProtocols"><title>Updated Protocol Support</title> <para>
129
130     </para>
131     </section>
132
133     <section id="NewCapture"><title>New and Updated Capture File Support</title>
134     <para>
135
136     </para>
137     </section>
138
139   </section>
140
141   <section id="GettingWireshark"><title>Getting Wireshark</title>
142     <para>
143       Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from
144       <ulink url="http://www.wireshark.org/download.html">http://www.wireshark.org/download.html</ulink>.
145     </para>
146
147     <section id="VendorPackages"><title>Vendor-supplied Packages</title>
148       <para>
149         Most Linux and Unix vendors supply their own Wireshark packages.
150         You can usually install or upgrade Wireshark using the package management
151         system specific to that platform.  A list of third-party packages
152         can be found on the
153         <ulink url="http://www.wireshark.org/download.html#otherplat">download page</ulink> on the Wireshark web site.
154       </para>
155     </section>
156
157   </section>
158
159   <!-- XXX needs to be written
160   <section id="RemovingWireshark"><title>Removing Wireshark</title>
161     <para>
162     </para>
163   </section>
164   -->
165
166   <section id="FileLocations"><title>File Locations</title>
167     <para>
168       Wireshark and TShark look in several different locations for
169       preference files, plugins, SNMP MIBS, and RADIUS dictionaries.
170       These locations vary from platform to platform.  You can use
171       About->Folders to find the default locations on your system.
172     </para>
173   </section>
174
175   <section id="KnownProblems"><title>Known Problems</title>
176
177     <para>
178       Wireshark may appear offscreen on multi-monitor Windows systems.
179       (<ulink url="http://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=553">Bug
180       553</ulink>)
181     </para>
182
183     <para>
184       Wireshark might make your system disassociate from a wireless network
185       on OS X.
186       (<ulink url="http://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1315">Bug
187       1315</ulink>)
188     </para>
189
190     <para>
191       Dumpcap might not quit if Wireshark or TShark crashes.
192       (<ulink url="http://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1419">Bug
193       1419</ulink>)
194     </para>
195
196     <para>
197       Wireshark is unable to decrypt WPA group keys.
198       (<ulink url="http://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1420">Bug
199       1420</ulink>)
200     </para>
201
202     <para>
203       The BER dissector might infinitely loop.
204       (<ulink url="http://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1516">Bug
205       1516</ulink>)
206     </para>
207
208     <para>
209       Wireshark can't dynamically update the packet list. This means that host
210       name resolutions above a certain response time threshold won't show up in
211       the packet list.
212       (<ulink url="http://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1605">Bug
213       1605</ulink>)
214     </para>
215
216     <para>
217       Capture filters aren't applied when capturing from named pipes.
218       (<ulink url="http://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1814">Bug
219       1814</ulink>)
220     </para>
221
222     <para>
223       Wireshark might freeze when reading from a pipe.
224       (<ulink url="http://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2082">Bug
225       2082</ulink>)
226     </para>
227
228     <para>
229       Capturing from named pipes might be delayed on Windows.
230       (<ulink url="http://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2200">Bug
231       2200</ulink>)
232     </para>
233
234     <para>
235       Filtering tshark captures with display filters (-R) no longer works.
236       (<ulink url="http://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2234">Bug
237       2234</ulink>)
238     </para>
239
240     <para>
241       The 64-bit Windows installer does not ship with the same libraries as the
242       32-bit installer.
243       (<ulink url="http://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3610">Bug
244       3610</ulink>)
245     </para>
246
247   </section>
248
249   <section id="GettingHelp"><title>Getting Help</title>
250     <para>
251     Community support is available on the wireshark-users mailing list.
252     Subscription information and archives for all of Wireshark's mailing
253     lists can be found on <ulink url="http://www.wireshark.org/lists/">the
254     web site</ulink>.
255     </para>
256     <para>
257     Commercial support, training, and development services are available
258     from <ulink url="http://www.cacetech.com/">CACE Technologies</ulink>.
259     </para>
260   </section>
261
262   <section id="FAQ"><title>Frequently Asked Questions</title>
263     <para>
264     A complete FAQ is available on the
265     <ulink url="http://www.wireshark.org/faq.html">Wireshark web site</ulink>.
266     </para>
267   </section>
268
269 </article>