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

  • On macOS, Wireshark can now be installed by dropping Wireshark.app onto the Applications folder.

  • The macOS installer now ships with Qt 5.12.5. It previously shipped with Qt 5.12.3.

Bug Fixes

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • macOS installer uses wrong user ID. Bug 6991.

  • Using macosx-setup seems to prevent installing pre-built binary. Bug 11399.

  • macOS installer package is configured to disallow downgrades. Bug 12593.

  • extcap: Several issues when capturing from multiple extcap interfaces. Bug 13653.

  • Expert Infos Incorrectly Displays Info Column instead of comment. Bug 15516.

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

  • IS-IS: add support for decoding TE TLV Type 138 as per RFC 5307. Bug 16012.

  • NET-SNMP EngineID Length handling Warning. Bug 16051.

  • TLS decryption is very slow on Windows when using a large PMS file compared to Linux/macOS. Bug 16059.

  • wireshark-3.0.5/epan/dissectors/packet-nas_5gs.c:2459: bad test ?. Bug 16075.

  • ERSPAN Type III over GRE without sequence number not decoded correctly. Bug 16089.

  • Windows dumpcap -v does not display capture library info. Bug 16108.

  • [Regression] FT_CHAR fields not supported in Lua API. Bug 16129.

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

AgentX, BT L2CAP, ERSPAN, GRE, IPv4, IS-IS, NAS 5GS, OpcUa, SNMP, and SRT

New and Updated Capture File Support

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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.

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