Wireshark announcements | 24 Aug 02:32 2006

Wireshark 0.99.3 is now available

Wireshark 0.99.3 has been released.

What is Wireshark?

   Wireshark is the world's most popular network protocol analyzer.
   It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development, and

What's New

  Bug Fixes

   The following vulnerabilities have been fixed.  See the security
   advisory at


   for details and a workaround.

     o The SCSI dissector could crash. Versions affected: 0.99.2.

     o If Wireshark was compiled with ESP decryption support, the
       IPsec ESP preference parser was susceptible to off-by-one
       errors. Versions affected: 0.99.2.

     o The DHCP dissector (and possibly others) in the Windows
       version of Wireshark could trigger a bug in Glib and crash.
       Versions affected: 0.10.13 - 0.99.2.

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Wireshark announcements | 24 Aug 02:46 2006

Announcing the release of AirPcap

It is a pleasure for me to announce the release of a new product from 
CACE Technologies: the AirPcap Wireless Capture Adapter for Windows.

This is our initial product announcement since Gerald Combs, the creator 
of Wireshark (formerly Ethereal), joined CACE Technologies in May of 
this year. AirPcap is the first Open Source friendly, affordable and 
easy to deploy WLAN (802.11b/g) packet capture solution for the Windows 
platform. AirPcap comes as a USB 2.0 adapter, and has been fully 
integrated with Wireshark, WinDump and WinPcap. AirPcap enables Open 
Source tools you already know well to analyze 802.11b/g wireless 
traffic, including control frames, management frames and power 
information. All of this can be done from your Windows laptop, with 
minimal installation and configuration effort.

The AirPcap solution is a good example of the CACE Technologies 
philosophy: we invest in continuous improvements to our Open Source 
tools, and at the same time provide individual and commercial users with 
products that enhance the scope of the usefulness of these tools.

More details about AirPcap can be found at the following address:


I hope that AirPcap will be a useful aid as you work on designing, 
troubleshooting and maintaining the security of your wireless networks.

Loris Degioanni
and the CACE Technologies team
Wireshark announcements | 25 Aug 00:29 2006

Updated Wireshark 0.99.3 source packages available

Yesterday's source distribution of Wireshark 0.99.3 was missing several
icon files neccessary to build the Wireshark GUI.  An updated (0.99.3a)
package that contains the files has been created, and is now available at


This problem does not affect the Windows installer.