Wireshark 3.6.12 Release Notes

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

This is the last release branch with support for 32-bit Windows. Updates will no longer be available after May 22, 2024 for that platform. Issue 17779

Bug Fixes

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • UTF-8 characters end up escaped in PSML output Issue 10445.

  • Export filtered displayed packets won’t save IP fragments of SCTP fragments needed to reassemble a displayed frame. Issue 12597.

  • The intelligent scroll bar or minimap is not predictable on locating and scrolling Issue 13989.

  • If you mark (or unmark) the currently-selected frame, the packet details still say it’s not marked (or it is marked) Issue 14330.

  • Sorting Packet Loss Column is not sorting correct Issue 16785.

  • SIP TCP decoding regression from Wireshark 1.99.0 to 3.6.8 Issue 18411.

  • ChmodBPF not working on macOS Ventura 13.1 Issue 18734.

  • Symbolic links to packages in macOS dmg can’t be double-clicked to install on macOS 13.2 Issue 18830.

  • Potential memory leak in tshark.c Issue 18837.

  • Fuzz job crash output: fuzz-2023-02-05-7303.pcap Issue 18842.

  • f5fileinfo: Hardware platforms missing descriptions Issue 18848.

  • The lines in the intelligent scrollbar are off by one Issue 18850.

  • TECMP dissector shows the wrong Voltage in Vendor Data Issue 18871.

New and Updated Features

New Protocol Support

There are no new protocols in this release.

Updated Protocol Support

DHCP, ERF, F5 Ethernet trailer, GMR-1 RR, Gryphon, GSM SMS, H.450, ISO 10681, ISO 15765, NAS-5GS, NR RRC, NS Trace, OptoMMP, PDCP-LTE, QSIG, ROHC, RSVP, RTCP, SCTP, SIP, TCP, TECMP, TWAMP, and UMTS RLC

New and Updated Capture File Support

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

New File Format Decoding Support

There is no new or updated file format 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 Help  About Wireshark  Folders or tshark -G 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 issue tracker.

How You Can Help

The Wireshark Foundation helps as many people as possible understand their networks as much as possible. You can find out more and donate at wiresharkfoundation.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

A complete FAQ is available on the Wireshark web site.