Wireshark 2.4.3 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 bugs have been fixed:

  • "tshark -G ?" doesn’t provide expected help. (Bug 13984)
  • File loading is very slow with TRANSUM dissector enabled. (Bug 14094)
  • packet-knxnetip.c:936: bad bitmask ?. (Bug 14115)
  • packet-q931.c:1306: bad compare ?. (Bug 14116)
  • SSL Dissection bug. (Bug 14117)
  • Wireshark crashes when exporting various files to .csv, txt and other ‘non-capture file’ formats. (Bug 14128)
  • RLC reassembly doesn’t work for RLC over UDP heuristic dissector. (Bug 14129)
  • HTTP Object export fails with long extension (possibly query string). (Bug 14130)
  • 3GPP Civic Address not displayed in Packet Details. (Bug 14131)
  • Wireshark prefers packet.dll in System32\\Npcap over the one in System32. (Bug 14134)
  • PEEKREMOTE dissector does not decode 11ac MCS rates properly. (Bug 14136)
  • Visual Studio Community Edition 2015 lacks tools named in developer guide. (Bug 14147)
  • TCP: Malformed data with Riverbed Probe option. (Bug 14150)
  • Wireshark Crash when trying to use Preferences | Advanced. (Bug 14157)
  • Right click on SMB2 Message ID and then Apply as Column causes Runtime Error. (Bug 14169)
  • Return [Enter] should apply change (Column title - Button Label toolbars). (Bug 14191)
  • Wireshark crashes if "rip.display_routing_domain" is set to TRUE in preferences file. (Bug 14197)
  • Entry point inflatePrime not found for androiddump.exe and randpktdump.exe. (Bug 14207)
  • BGP: IPv6 NLRI is received with Add-path ID, then Wire shark is not able to decode the packet correctly. (Bug 14241)
  • Wrong SSL decryption when using EXTENDED MASTER SECRET and Client certificate request (mutual authentication). (Bug 14243)
  • Frame direction isn’t always set if it comes from the pcapng record header rather than the packet pseudo-header. (Bug 14245)

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


2.5. New and Updated Capture File Support

There is no new or updated capture file support in this release.

3. Getting Wireshark

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

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)

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

Wireshark should let you work with multiple capture files. (Bug 10488)

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.