Last Updated: 2008-10-21 12:02:23 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 1)
Wireshark, our all-time favorite protocol analyzer, released a new version (1.0.4). The new version includes a number of security fixes. For details, see http://www.wireshark.org/news/20081020.html .
Just by its nature of including a large number of protocol parsers, Wireshark is a somewhat risky program. To mitigate the risk, I personally prefer to collect traffic using a simpler program like tcpdump, and later analyze the traffic in wireshark using a low privilege account.
Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute