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

  • The Windows installers now ship with Qt 5.12.4. They previously shipped with Qt 5.12.3.

  • The Windows installers now ship with Npcap 0.996. They previously shipped with Npcap 0.995.

  • The macOS installer now ships with Qt 5.12.4. It previously shipped with Qt 5.12.1.

Bug Fixes

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • "ninja install" installs help/faq.py instead of help/faq.txt. Bug 15543.

  • In Wireshark 3.0, encrypted DOCSIS PDU packets no longer match the filter "eth.dst". Bug 15731.

  • Developer’s Guide section 3.9 "Contribute your changes" should incorporate or link "Writing a good commit message" from the Wiki. Bug 15752.

  • RSL dissector bugs in presence of optional IEs. Bug 15789.

  • The "Media Attribute Value" field is missed in rtcp SDP dissection (packet-sdp.c). Bug 15791.

  • BTLE doesn’t properly detect start fragment of L2CAP PDUs. Bug 15807.

  • Wi-SUN FAN decoder error, Channel Spacing and Reserved fields are swapped. Bug 15821.

  • tshark: Display filter error message references "-d" when it should reference "-Y". Bug 15825.

  • Open "protocol" preferences …​ does not work for protocol in subtree. Bug 15836.

  • Problems with sshdump "Error by extcap pipe: sh: sudo: command not found". Bug 15845.

  • editcap won’t change encapsulation type when writing pcap format. Bug 15873.

  • ITU-T G.8113.1 MPLS-TP OAM CC,LMM,LMR,DMM and DMR are not seen in the 3.0.2. Bug 15887.

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

AERON, ASN.1, BTLE, CUPS, DNS, DOCSIS, DPNSS, GSM RLC/MAC, HiQnet, ISO 14443, ISObus VT, LDAP, MAC LTE, MIME multipart, MPLS, MQ, RSL, SDP, SMB, TNEF, and Wi-SUN

New and Updated Capture File Support

Ascend

New and Updated Capture Interfaces support

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

Getting Wireshark

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

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.

Getting Help

The User’s Guide, manual pages and various other documentation can be found at https://www.wireshark.org/docs/

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.

Bugs and feature requests can be reported on the bug tracker.

Official Wireshark training and certification are available from Wireshark University.

Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.

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