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 Npcap 0.9983. They previously shipped with Npcap 0.996.

  • The macOS installer now ships with Qt 5.12.3. It previously shipped with Qt 5.12.4.

Bug Fixes

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Coloring Rules dialog - enable/disable coloring rule issues. Bug 15153.

  • Enabling Time-Of-Day in IO Graph causes the x-axis origin to be set to 01.01.1970. Bug 15247.

  • Wireshark GUI crashes when attempting to DnD multiple (possibly corrupted) pcapng files. Bug 15377.

  • Buildbot crash output: randpkt-2019-06-14-14291.pcap. Bug 15848.

  • 802.11 RSN IE may be shorter than 18 bytes. Bug 15905.

  • Tshark outputs two data rate instead of one. Bug 15928.

  • Typo in checkbox label at bottom of sshdump configuration screen (save parameters). Bug 15929.

  • Invalid pkcs11_libs entry crashes on Windows. Bug 15957.

  • Add additional text output for DNS types (DNSSEC). Bug 15970.

  • LSD bittorent. Bug 15971.

  • dfilter_macros is missing from Configuration Files article. Bug 15973.

  • Pane configuration inconsistencies. Bug 15976.

  • Packet list is sorted in reverse order after applying a display filter in Qt 5.13. Bug 15979.

  • EAP-TLS fragments are repeatedly displayed. Bug 15982.

  • Broken TLS handshake reassembly in EAP-TTLS with multiple TLS sessions. Bug 15983.

  • Wireshark does not support USB packets with size greater than 256 KiB. Bug 15985.

  • "Unable to drop files during capture." when drag’n’drop entry to create display filter or filter button. Bug 15986.

  • Packet Bytes highlight for dns.qry.name.len and dns.count.labels off by one. Bug 15999.

  • Segmentation fault in nfs_name_snoop_fh. Bug 16017.

  • Changing the protocol preferences caused a crash. Bug 16019.

  • DCERPC dissector broken for functions with only scalar variables. Bug 16022.

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

BACnet, DCERPC, DNS, EAP, FC-dNS, Gryphon, IEEE 802.11, LSD, NFS, and Radiotap

New and Updated Capture File Support

CommView and PacketLogger

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.