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Wireshark 1.8.15 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

Wireshark 1.8 will reach end of life on June 21, 2014. This is the last official release of that branch. If you are still running Wireshark 1.8 or earlier we strongly recommend upgrading to Wireshark 1.12 or 1.10.

2.1. Bug Fixes

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Tshark with "-F libpcap" still generates a pcapng file. (Bug 9991)
  • IPv6 Next Header 0x3d recognized as SHIM6. (Bug 9995)
  • Pcap-ng PB/EPB with caplen > len shouldn’t be treated as an error. (Bug 10037)
  • TCAP: set a fence on info column after calling sub dissector (Bug 10091)
  • Wireshark PEEKREMOTE incorrectly decoding QoS data packets from Cisco Sniffer APs. (Bug 10139)
  • IEEE 802.11: fix dissection of HT Capabilities (Bug 10166)

2.2. New and Updated Features

There are no new features in this release.

2.3. New Protocol Support

There are no new protocols in this release.

2.4. Updated Protocol Support

IEEE 802.11, IPv6, and TCAP

2.5. New and Updated Capture File Support

pcap-ng, and PEEKREMOTE

2.6. Getting Wireshark

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

2.7. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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)

Wireshark may not dissect GSM A packets correctly. (ws-buglink:8940)

5. 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.

6. Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.