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Crashing Wireshark: Enter

asked 2018-02-21 21:22:26 +0000

I have a packet capture with hosts that are in the Class A range. In the expression filter, if I enter '' Wireshark will crash every time. In fact, any host IP that starts with 10.x. as soon as you enter the second '.' Wireshark consistently crashes. I have Wireshark Version 2.3.0-1855-gb3b23ff. Unfortunately I cannot upgrade/test on 2.4.4 at this time due to corporate IT.

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So corporate IT won't allow you to upgrade from a pre-release version, for which we provide no support or bug fixing, to an actual release, where we'll try to fix the bug in a subsequent release? That sounds completely insane, although "completely insane" is not unheard of in corporate IT departments.

All Wireshark versions where the second component of the version number is an odd number, such as 2.3.0, are pre-release versions

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2018-02-22 00:26:46 +0000 )edit

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answered 2018-02-22 06:15:40 +0000

Jaap gravatar image

So I guess the real answer is: get a stable release version.

As a possible workaround use a DNS. Find out the registered name of the host you want to filter and use that name in the expression. YMMV though.

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