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Wireshark 2.2.2 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

2.1. Bug Fixes

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:

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

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • TCP: nextseq incorrect if TCP_MAX_UNACKED_SEGMENTS exceeded & FIN true. (Bug 12579)
  • SMPP schedule_delivery_time displayed wrong in Wireshark 2.1.0. (Bug 12632)
  • Upgrading to latest version uninstalls Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable. (Bug 12712)
  • dmg for OS X does not install man pages. (Bug 12746)
  • Fails to compile against Heimdal 1.5.3. (Bug 12831)
  • TCP: Next sequence number off by one when sending payload in SYN packet (e.g. TFO). (Bug 12838)
  • Follow TCP Stream shows duplicate stream data. (Bug 12855)
  • Dissection engine falsely asserts that EIGRP packet’s checksum is incorrect. (Bug 12982)
  • IEEE 802.15.4 frames erroneously handed over to ZigBee dissector. (Bug 12984)
  • Capture Filter Bookmark Inactive in Capture Options page. (Bug 12986)
  • 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)
  • Wireshark 2.2.1 crashes when attempting to merge pcap files. (Bug 13060)
  • [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)
  • Failure to dissect USB Audio feature unit descriptors missing the iFeature field. (Bug 13085)
  • MSISDN not populated/decoded in JSON GTP-C decoding. (Bug 13086)
  • E212: 3 digits MNC are identified as 2 digits long if they end with a 0. (Bug 13092)
  • Exception with last unknown Cisco AVP available in a SCCRQ message. (Bug 13103)
  • TShark stalls on FreeBSD if androiddump is present. (Bug 13104)
  • Dissector skips DICOM command. (Bug 13110)
  • UUID (FT_GUID) filtering isn’t working. (Bug 13121)
  • Manufacturer name resolution fail. (Bug 13126)
  • packet-sdp.c allocates transport_info→encoding_name from wrong memory pool. (Bug 13127)
  • Payload type name for dynamic payload is wrong for reverse RTP channels. (Bug 13132)

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

6LoWPAN, AllJoyn, AMPQ, ANSI IS-637 A, BGP, CLNP, DCERPC, DICOM, DTN, E.212, EIGRP, ERF, GVSP, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4, IP, ISO-8583, Kerberos, L2TP, LACP, MAC LTE, OpenFlow, Profinet I/O, RTPS, SCTP, SDP, Skype, SMPP, SNA, SNMP, SPNEGO, TCP, USB Audio, XML, 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.

2.8. Major API Changes

There are no major API changes 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)

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

Packet list rows are oversized. (Bug 4357)

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

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.