Wireshark 1.8.7 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 Windows installer and uninstaller does a better job of detecting running executables.

  • Library mismatch when compiling on a system with an older Wireshark version. (Bug 6011)

  • SNMP dissector bug: STATUS_INTEGER_DIVIDE_BY_ZERO. (Bug 7359)

  • A console window is never opened. (Bug 7755)

  • GSM_MAP show malformed Packets when two IMSI. (Bug 7882)

  • Fix include and libs search path when cross compiling. (Bug 7926)

  • PER dissector crash. (Bug 8197)

  • pcap-ng: name resolution block is not written to file on save. (Bug 8317)

  • Incorrect RTP statistics (Lost Packets indication not ok). (Bug 8321)

  • Decoding of GSM MAP E164 Digits. (Bug 8450)

  • Silent installer and uninstaller not silent. (Bug 8451)

  • Replace use of INCLUDES with AM_CPPFLAGS in all Makefiles to placate recent autotools. (Bug 8452)

  • Wifi details are not stored in the Decryption Key Management dialog (post 1.8.x). (Bug 8446)

  • IO Graph should not be limited to 100k points (NUM_IO_ITEMS). (Bug 8460)

  • geographical_description: hf_gsm_a_geo_loc_deg_of_long 24 bit field truncated to 23 bits. (Bug 8532)

  • IRC message with multiple params causes malformed packet exception. (Bug 8548)

  • Part of Ping Reply Message in ICMPv6 Reply Message is marked as "Malformed Packet". (Bug 8554)

  • MP2T wiretap heuristic overriding ERF. (Bug 8556)

  • Cannot read content of Ran Information Application Error Rim Container. (Bug 8559)

  • Endian error and IP:Port error when decoding BT-DHT response message. (Bug 8572)


  • wireshark crashes while displaying I/O Graph. (Bug 8583)

  • GTPv2 MM Context (UMTS Key, Quad, and Quint Decoded) incorrectly. (Bug 8596)

  • DTLS 1.2 uses wrong PRF. (Bug 8608)

  • RTP DTMF digits are no longer displayed in VoIP graph analysis. (Bug 8610)

  • Universal port not accepted in RSA Keys List window. (Bug 8618)

  • Wireshark Dissector bug with HSRP Version 2. (Bug 8622)

  • LISP control packet incorrectly identified as LISP data based when UDP source port is 4341. (Bug 8627)

  • Bad tcp checksum not detected. (Bug 8629)

  • AMR Frame Type uses wrong Value String. (Bug 8681)

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

AMR, ASN.1 BER, BAT, Bluetooth DHT, BSSGP, DTLS, E.164, Ericsson A-bis OML, GSM A, GSM MAP, HDFSDATA, ICMP, ICMPv6, ixveriwave, IRC, KDSP, LISP Data, MMS, NFS, OpenWire, PPP, RELOAD, RTP, SASP, SIP, SSL/TLS, TCP, UA3G

New and Updated Capture File Support

Endace ERF, NetScreen snoop.

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.