What is Wireshark?

What’s New

  • The Windows installers now ship with Npcap 0.9986. They previously shipped with Npcap 0.9984.

Bug Fixes

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Wireshark fails to create directory if parent directory does not yet exist. Bug 16143.

  • Buildbot crash output: randpkt-2019-11-30-22633.pcap. Bug 16240.

  • Crash after closing the Edit Column widget. Bug 16245.

  • Some valid erf timestamps get confused for gzip magic header bytes and causes an error with file_seek. Bug 16252.

  • [UDS] When filtering the uds.rdbi.data_identifier field is interpreted as 1 byte whereas it consists of 2 bytes. Bug 16256.

  • DNS time to live field should be displayed as days/hours/minutes/seconds. Bug 16263.

  • LNet incorrectly displays Malformed Packet for RDMA Read Requests. Bug 16269.

  • 11ad packets get reported as 11n. Bug 16272.

  • MPLS : Label Stack Sub TLV decoded improperly. Bug 16273.

  • A-bis/OML: IPA Destination IP Address attribute contains inverted value (endianness). Bug 16282.

  • h264: SPS frame_crop_right_offset shown in UI as frame_crop_left_offset. Bug 16285.

  • DOIP: Typo in "identifcation request messages". Bug 16325.

  • Toolbar "?" help button - no text/help displayed. Bug 16327.

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

802.11 Radiotap, BT ATT, DNS, DOIP, GSM A RR, GSM A-bis/OML, H264, H265, IEEE 802.11, LNET, MPLS Echo, rtnetlink, TIPC, and UDS

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.