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Wireshark 2.0.8 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

  • Invalid coloring rules are now disabled instead of discarded. This will provide forward compatibility with a coloring rule change in Wireshark 2.2.

2.1. Bug Fixes

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • SMPP schedule_delivery_time displayed wrong in Wireshark 2.1.0. (Bug 12632)
  • Upgrading to latest version uninstalls Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable. (Bug 12712)
  • smpp.message not decoded & not available for export using tshark -T fields -e smpp.message. (Bug 12960)
  • CLNP dissector does not parse ER NPDU properly. (Bug 12993)
  • SNMP trap bindings for NON scalar OIDs. (Bug 13013)
  • BGP LS Link Protection Type TLV (1093) decoding. (Bug 13021)
  • Application crash sorting column for tcp.window_size_scalefactor up and down. (Bug 13023)
  • ZigBee Green Power add key during execution. (Bug 13031)
  • Malformed AMPQ packets for session.expected and session.confirmed fields. (Bug 13037)
  • [IS-637A] SMS - Teleservice layer parameter -→ IA5 encoded text is not correctly displayed. (Bug 13065)
  • Field sna.gds is is not of an FT_{U}INTn type. (Bug 13084)
  • E212: 3 digits MNC are identified as 2 digits long if they end with a 0. (Bug 13092)
  • Dissector skips DICOM command. (Bug 13110)
  • Manufacturer name resolution fail. (Bug 13126)

The Windows PortableApps packages were susceptible to a DLL hijacking flaw.

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

AllJoyn, AMPQ, ANSI IS-637 A, BGP, CLNP, DCERPC, DICOM, DTN, E.212, OpenFlow, SMPP, SNA, SNMP, and ZigBee

2.6. New and Updated Capture File Support

2.7. New and Updated Capture Interfaces support

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

3. Getting Wireshark

Wireshark source code and installation packages are available from

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)

Resolving (Bug 9044) reopens (Bug 3528) so that Wireshark no longer automatically decodes gzip data when following a TCP stream.

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

Hex pane display issue after startup. (Bug 4056)

Packet list rows are oversized. (Bug 4357)

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

The 64-bit version of Wireshark will leak memory on Windows when the display depth is set to 16 bits (Bug 9914)

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.