Wireshark 2.2.8 Release Notes


1. What is Wireshark?

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

2. What’s New

2.1. Bug Fixes

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Y.1711 dissector reverses defect type order. (Bug 8292)
  • Packet list keeps scrolling back to selected packet while names are being resolved. (Bug 12074)
  • [REGRESSION] Export Objects do not show files from a SMB2 capture. (Bug 13214)
  • LTE RRC: lte-rrc.q_RxLevMin filter fails on negative values. (Bug 13481)
  • Hexpane showing in proportional font again. (Bug 13638)
  • Regression in SCCP fragments handling. (Bug 13651)
  • TCAP SRT incorrectly matches TC_BEGINs and TC_ENDs. (Bug 13739)
  • Dissector for WSMP (IEEE 1609.3) not current. (Bug 13766)
  • RANAP: possible issue in the heuristic code. (Bug 13770)
  • [oss-fuzz] UBSAN: shift exponent 35 is too large for 32-bit type int in packet-btrfcomm.c:314:37. (Bug 13783)
  • RANAP: false positives on heuristic algorithm. (Bug 13791)
  • Automatic name resolution not saved to PCAP-NG NRB. (Bug 13798)
  • DAAP dissector dissect_daap_one_tag recursion stack exhausted. (Bug 13799)
  • Malformed DCERPC PNIO packet decode, exception handler invalid poionter reference. (Bug 13811)
  • It seems SPVID was decoded from wrong field. (Bug 13821)
  • README.dissectors: Add notes about predefined string structures not available to plugin authors. (Bug 13828)
  • Statistics→Packet Lengths doesn’t display details for 5120 or greater. (Bug 13844)
  • cmake/modules/FindZLIB.cmake doesn’t find inflatePrime. (Bug 13850)
  • BGP: incorrect decoding COMMUNITIES whose length is larger than 255. (Bug 13872)

2.2. New and Updated Features

There are no new features in this release.

2.3. New File Format Decoding Support

There are no new file formats in this release.

2.4. New Protocol Support

There are no new protocols in this release.

2.5. Updated Protocol Support

AMQP, BGP, BSSMAP, BT RFCOMM, DAAP, DOCSIS, E.212, FDDI, GSM A GM, GSM BSSMAP, IEEE 802.11, IP, ISIS LSP, LTE RRC, MQ, OpenSafety, OSPF, PROFINET IO, RANAP, SCCP, SGSAP, SMB2, TCAP, TCP, UMTS FP, UMTS RLC, WBXML, WSMP, and Y.1711

2.6. New and Updated Capture File Support

pcap pcap-ng

2.7. New and Updated Capture Interfaces support

There are no new or updated capture interfaces supported in this release.

2.8. Major API Changes

There are no major API changes in this release.

3. Getting Wireshark

Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from https://www.wireshark.org/download.html.

3.1. Vendor-supplied Packages

Most Linux and Unix vendors supply their own Wireshark packages. You can usually install or upgrade Wireshark using the package management system specific to that platform. A list of third-party packages can be found on the download page on the Wireshark web site.

4. File Locations

Wireshark and TShark look in several different locations for preference files, plugins, SNMP MIBS, and RADIUS dictionaries. These locations vary from platform to platform. You can use About→Folders to find the default locations on your system.

5. Known Problems

Dumpcap might not quit if Wireshark or TShark crashes. (Bug 1419)

The BER dissector might infinitely loop. (Bug 1516)

Capture filters aren’t applied when capturing from named pipes. (Bug 1814)

Filtering tshark captures with read filters (-R) no longer works. (Bug 2234)

Application crash when changing real-time option. (Bug 4035)

Wireshark and TShark will display incorrect delta times in some cases. (Bug 4985)

Wireshark should let you work with multiple capture files. (Bug 10488)

Dell Backup and Recovery (DBAR) makes many Windows applications crash, including Wireshark. (Bug 12036)

6. Getting Help

Community support is available on Wireshark’s Q&A site and on the wireshark-users mailing list. Subscription information and archives for all of Wireshark’s mailing lists can be found on the web site.

Official Wireshark training and certification are available from Wireshark University.

7. Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.

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