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Wireshark 3.6.16 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

If you’re running Wireshark on macOS and upgraded to macOS 13 from an earlier version, you might have to open and run the “Uninstall ChmodBPF” package, then open and run “Install ChmodBPF” in order to reset the ChmodBPF Launch Daemon. Issue 18734.

Bug Fixes

The following vulnerabilities have been fixed:

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Wireshark wrongly blames group membership when pcap capabilities are removed. Issue 18279.

  • Packet bytes window broken layout. Issue 18326.

  • Valid Ethernet CFM DMM packets are shown as malformed. Issue 19198.

  • The QUIC dissector is reporting the quic_transport_parameters max_ack_delay with the title "GREASE". Issue 19209.

  • Preferences: Folder name editing behaves weirdly, cursor jumps. Issue 19213.

  • DHCPFO: Expert info list does not show all expert infos. Issue 19216.

  • Applying color filtering fails when selecting the same field to color (i.e., changing frames without focusing in packet details). Issue 19249.

  • NAS 5GS Malformed Packet Decoding SOR transparent container PLMN ID and access technology list. Issue 19273.

New and Updated Features

There are no new or updated features in this release.

New Protocol Support

There are no new protocols in this release.

Updated Protocol Support


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.