Wireshark 2.2.5 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 32-bit and 64-bit Windows installers might have been susceptible to a DLL hijacking flaw.

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Display filter textbox loses focus during live capturing. (Bug 11890)
  • Wireshark crashes when saving pcaps, opening pcaps, and exporting specified packets. (Bug 12036)
  • tshark stalls on FreeBSD if androiddump is present. (Bug 13104)
  • UTF-8 characters in packet list column title. (Bug 13342)
  • Recent capture file list should appear immediately on startup. (Bug 13352)
  • editcap segfault if a packet length is shorter than ignore bytes parameter. (Bug 13378)
  • dftest segfault with automated build of 2.2.5. (Bug 13387)
  • UMTS MAC Dissector shows Packet size limited for BCCH payload. (Bug 13392)
  • VS2010 win32 编译失败. (Bug 13398)
  • EAP AKA not being decoded properly. (Bug 13411)
  • Dumpcap crashes during rpcap setup. (Bug 13418)
  • Crash on closing SNMP capture file if snmp credentials are present. (Bug 13420)
  • GPRS-NS message PDU type displayed in octal instead of hexadecimal. (Bug 13428)

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


2.6. New and Updated Capture File Support

K12 and NetScaler

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 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)

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.

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