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

Wireshark 3.2.0 to 3.2.2 might not update automatically on macOS in some cases. If you’re running those versions on macOS you might have to update to a later version manually. Bug 16416

Bug Fixes

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Add (IETF) QUIC Dissector. Bug 13881.

  • Rename profile name loses list selection. Bug 15966.

  • Dissector bug warning dissecting TLS Certificate Request with many names. Bug 16202.

  • Only ACKs, but no DATA frames are visible in -> TCP Stream Graph -> Time Sequence (tcptrace). Bug 16281.

  • Copy>Description does not work properly for all tree items. Bug 16323.

  • Importing profiles in Windows - zip files fail and from directory crashes Wireshark. Bug 16410.

  • Packet List selection is gone when adding or removing a display filter. Bug 16414.

  • Check for updates, and auto-update, not working in 3.2.1. Bug 16416.

  • f5ethtrailer: TLS trailer creates incorrect CLIENT keylog entries. Bug 16417.

  • Buildbot crash output: randpkt-2020-03-04-18423.pcap. Bug 16424.

  • File open dialog shows garbled time stamps. Bug 16429.

  • RTCP Bye without optional reason reported as [Malformed Packet]. Bug 16434.

  • [oss-fuzz] #20732: Undefined-shift in dissect_rtcp. Bug 16445.

  • SOMEIP: SOME/IP-SD dissector fails to register SOME/IP ports, if IPv6 is being used (BUG). Bug 16448.

  • tshark logs: "…​could not be opened: Too many open files.". Bug 16457.

  • Typo in About Wireshark > Keyboard Shortcuts > Unignore All Displayed. Bug 16472.

  • Buildbot crash output: randpkt-2020-04-02-31746.pcap. Bug 16477.

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

AFS, BACapp, Bluetooth, CoAP, Diameter3GPP, F5 Ethernet trailer, GSM RLC MAC, ISIS, ISIS CLV, ISIS HELLO, ISIS LSP, ISIS SNP, NAS 5GS, NR RRC, pcap, QUIC, RPCAP, RTCP, SOME/IP-SD, TLS, and WSP

New and Updated Capture File Support


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.