Wireshark 1.8.3 Release Notes

What is Wireshark?

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

What's New

Bug Fixes

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed.

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • The HTTP dissector does not reassemble headers when the first TCP segment does not contain a full header line.

  • HDCP2 uses the wrong protocol id.

  • Several I/O graph problems have been fixed.

  • No markers show up when maps are displayed. (Bug 5016)

  • Assertion when using tshark/wireshark on large captures. (Bug 5699)

  • Volume label field of "SMB/TRANS2-QUERY_FS_INFO/InfoVolume level" reply packet is not displayed correctly due alignment issue. (Bug 5778)

  • 64-bit Wireshark appears to hit 2-Gbyte memory limit on 64-bit Windows. (Bug 5979)

  • Truncated/partial JPEG files are not dissected. (Bug 6230)

  • Support for MPLS Packet Loss and Delay Measurement, RFC 6374. (Bug 6881)

  • Memory leak in voip_calls.c. (Bug 7320)

  • When listing protocols available for "Decode As", plugins are sorted after built-ins. (Bug 7348)

  • Hidden columns should not be printed when printing packet summary line. (Bug 7356)

  • Size wrong in "File Set List" for just-finished captures. (Bug 7370)

  • Error: no dependency information found for debian/wireshark-common/usr/lib/wireshark/libwsutil.so.2 (used by debian/wireshark/usr/bin/wireshark). (Bug 7408)

  • Parse and properly display LTE RADIUS AVP 3GPP-User-Location-Info. (Bug 7474)

  • [PATCH] HomeplugAV dissector: decode device id. (Bug 7548)

  • BACnet GetEnrollmentSummary-ACK does not decode correctly. (Bug 7556)

  • epan/dissectors/packet-per.c dissect_per_constrained_integer_64b fails for 64 bits. (Bug 7624)

  • New SCTP PPID 48. (Bug 7635)

  • dissector of Qos attribute "Reliability Class" in GMM/SM message. (Bug 7670)

  • Performance regression in tshark -z io,stat. (Bug 7674)

  • Incorrect io-stat table format when unsupported "-t" operand is specified and when using AVG of relative_time fields. (Bug 7685)

  • IEEE 802.11 TKIP dissection : wrong IS_TKIP macro. (Bug 7691)

  • Homeplug AV dissectors does not properly dissect short frames. (Bug 7707)

  • mm_context_nas_dl_cnt and mm_context_nas_ul_cnt are not dissected properly in ContextResponse message in Gtpv2. (Bug 7718)

  • This trace causes Wireshark to crash when VoIP Calls selected. (Bug 7724)

  • Some diameter Gx enumerations are missing values or value is incorrect. (Bug 7727)

  • Wireshark 1.8.2 is only displaying 2 filters from the drop-down menu even when preferences are set to higher integer. (Bug 7731)

  • BGP bad decoding for Graceful Restart Capability with only helper support & for Enhanced Route Refresh Capability. (Bug 7734)

  • Dissection error of D-RELEASE and D-CONNECT in TETRA dissector. (Bug 7736)

  • DND can cause Wireshark to crash. (Bug 7744)

  • SCSI: WRITE BUFFER fields always display as zero. (Bug 7753)

New and Updated Features

There are no new features in this release.

New Protocol Support

There are no new protocols in this release.

Updated Protocol Support


New and Updated Capture File Support

There are no file format updates in this release.

Getting Wireshark

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

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.

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.

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 display filters (-R) no longer works. (Bug 2234)

The 64-bit Windows installer does not support Kerberos decryption. (Win64 development page)

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

Hex pane display issue after startup. (Bug 4056)

Packet list rows are oversized. (Bug 4357)

Summary pane selected frame highlighting not maintained. (Bug 4445)

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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.

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