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Wireshark 1.8.9 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:

  • Wireshark hides under Taskbar. (Bug 3034)

  • Wireshark doesn't translate IEEE802a OUI. (Bug 3123)

  • IEEE 802.15.4 frame check sequence in "Chipcon mode" not displayed correctly. (Bug 4507)

  • Mask in Lua ProtoField.uint32() does not work as expected. (Bug 5734)

  • Lines of text are truncated if they are either longer than the paper width or past the paper height. (Bug 7543)

  • [PATCH] Add MAC-DATA support to TETRA dissector and other minor improvements. (Bug 8708)

  • Wireshark writes empty NRB FQDN which makes trace unloadable. (Bug 8763)

  • Wrong encoding for 2 pod files, UTF-8 characters in another. (Bug 8774)

  • SCSI (SPC) sense key specific information field must not include SKSV. (Bug 8782)

  • Wireshark crashes when closing Flow Graph with Graph Analysis opened. (Bug 8793)

  • Detection of IPv6 works only on Solaris 8. (Bug 8813)

  • ansi_637_tele dissector displays MSB as MBS for Call-Back Number. (Bug 8851)

  • Dropped bytes in IMAP dissector. (Bug 8857)

  • Kismet drone/server dissector improvements. (Bug 8864)

  • iostat_draw sizeof mismatch. (Bug 8888)

  • SIP stats shows incorrect values for Max/Ave setup times. (Bug 8897)

  • Graph Filter field limited to 256 characters. (Bug 8909)

  • All mongodb query show as [Malformed Packet: MONGO]. (Bug 8960)

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

Microsoft Network Monitor, pcap-ng.

Getting Wireshark

Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from

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.